Coronavirus: Virtual attendance at Coroner's Court hearings
By reason of the difficulties imposed by the need for social distancing, public attendance at the Coroner's Court has been put on hold until later in the year. However, the Coroners and their staff have been working hard so that, where possible, public hearings have continued with interested persons, the public and the press being able to attend remotely. This has ensured that, for many, the Inquest process has continued and will continue to support bereaved families and all those involved. Anyone wishing to attend a hearing should contact the Court on 01483 404510 or 01483 404944, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Please note: the normal prohibition against recording hearings still applies, including recording virtual court proceedings on your computer or any other device, and any breach may amount to a contempt of court, which would be punishable by a fine, imprisonment or both.
Updated: 22 May 2020
- Time indicates the start of court session and we are unable to guarantee timings of individual inquest hearings.
- We cannot allocate specific times for most inquests heard on a documentary basis (documentary evidence with no witnesses attending). These will be heard before, between or after those inquests with witnesses attending.
- Additional cases may be heard at short or no notice and cases may be withdrawn at short notice.
Hearing type key: O= Opening | W=Witness | D=Documentary | J=Jury | PIR=Pre-Inquest Review
Time key: U = Unspecified, any time during court opening hours (10am to 4pm).
|Date||Time||Coroner||Name||Age||Date of death||Place of death|| Hearing|
|26 May||U||Mr S Wickens||Stephen NICOLAOU||51||24 Nov 2019||Egham||O|
|26 May||U||Mr S Wickens||Stephen NICOLAOU||51||24 Nov 2019||Egham||D|
|27 May||U||Ms C Topping||Terence MATTHEWS||79||18 May 2019||East Surrey Hospital||D|
|27 May||U||Ms C Topping||Oliver DINSDALE||23||10 Nov 2018||Woking||D|
|27 May||U||Ms C Topping||George KELSEY||78||13 Sep 2019||Royal Surrey County Hospital||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Rita MILLS||71||04 Jan 2020||St Peter's Hospital, Ashford||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Kamil CIESIOLKA||28||28 May 2019||Guildford||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Ronald GOLD||83||05 May 2019||Farnham||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Kathleen GOLD||78||05 May 2019||Farnham||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Raymond MAYNARD||80||02 Sep 2019||Sunbury on Thames||D|
|29 May||U||Dr K Henderson||Paul COOPER||61||18 Dec 2019||Shepperton||D|
|3 June||U||Dr K Henderson||Alexander GRIMSTON||39||24 May 2019||Guildford||D|
|3 June||U||Dr K Henderson||Peter GITTINGS||89||21 Sep 2019||Guildford||D|
|3 June||U||Dr K Henderson||Gerard BROWNE||67||30 Oct 2019||St George's Hospital, Tooting||D|
|3 June||12pm||Dr K Henderson||Paul RAWLINSON||56||12 April 2019||Zurich||D|