Manchester City Council

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Coroner's Diary Overview

These pages show the inquests that are listed for hearing in the next month or so. Complex / Jury inquests that are expected to last for several days, and are arranged well in advance, are also shown on a separate page.

If an inquest is listed at very short notice, it may not appear in the online diary.  Cancellations with short notice may also not appear.  If you are concerned that an inquest for a relative is not shown here, or if you are coming to observe and want to check the hearing is going to proceed, you are welcome to contact the office.  We can be contacted on 0161 219 2222 between 9am and 4pm or by email on

If you are looking at the diary to find an inquest to observe for professional development, you are welcome to attend in groups of up to 4 whenever you choose.  Groups of 5 or more must make a formal booking by email to ensure we have space in the courtroom.  

The Coroner's Court is an open court and members of the public (including members of the press) are allowed to attend.  We put bereaved families first and remind all visitors to be sensitive and respectful.

Important changes to our service location

From 15 January 2018, Manchester Town Hall will be closed to the public as complex restoration work begins. The Coroners Service will be moving to new accommodation in the city centre in November 2018. Between those dates, we will still be working in the Town Hall in an area that has been set aside for our service. 

The office on Level 2 is still open.  Court 1 is in the State Room on Level 2 of the Town Hall.  Court 2 is in Room 131 on Level 1 of the Town Hall.  Access to the office and courts is via the ramp on Lloyd Street.


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