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Coroners and inquests

The Coroner’s Office in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire is continuing to operate as normal although staff are now working from home in line with Government guidance with regard to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The Coroner’s office team are now endeavoring to list inquests where it is possible to do so subject to the national guidelines around the pandemic.  All inquest hearings will be published on this site.  The court will sit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice.  We will open inquests on Monday of each week. Please be aware that we will deal with certain fast track inquests to ensure the deceased can be released in a timely fashion as appropriate.  If you have an interest in a particular inquest please email your contact details along with the details of the deceased to and my team will arrange to notify you when a hearing is listed.

We would appreciate your understanding and co-operation at this time.

Inquest date


Name of deceased


Date of death

Place of death

Monday 19 October 10:00am George William Holding 88 21/09/2020 Royal Stoke University Hospital
12:00pm Kathleen Lloyd 87 14/09/2020 Royal Stoke University Hospital
1:00pm Mary Wilson Gillan 89 02/10/2020 Royal Stoke University Hospital
2:00pm Adrian Mark Layden (Pre-inquest review) 53 0./05/2019 Royal Stoke University Hospital
3:30pm Vincent Dailey 91 06/10/2010 Royal Stoke University Hospital
Tuesday 20 October 10:00am Barbara Hodgkins 83 14/09/2020 Royal Stoke University Hospital
11:00am David Bowler 70 12/09/2020 Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent
Wednesday 21 October 9:30am Karl Anthony Hall 36 20/03/2020 Royal Stoke University Hospital
10:45am Anne Farnell (Pre-inquest review) 68 16/01/2019 Royal Stoke University Hospital
1:30pm David Roy Fair 61 09/03/2019 Stoke-on-Trent
Thursday 22 October   NO INQUESTS      
Friday 23 October 10:30am Thomas Ward 88 12/12/2019 Royal Stoke University Hospital
11:45am Patrick James Revins 54 31/01/2020 Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent