A finding is a report written by the coroner about the facts of the death. The finding can also include comments or recommendations to help prevent similar deaths in the future.

A coroner’s finding is written at the end of their investigation into a death. It is usually the last step in the process.

Who can receive a copy of the findings

The immediate family of the person who died usually receives a copy of the finding. A final notification is also sent to Births, Deaths and Marriages so they can issue a death certificate. Other interested parties or organisations that may have been part of the inquiry can receive a copy of the findings.

The finding is a public document and the public can request a copy of it. We often publish findings on this website.

The coroner can restrict publication of parts of a finding.

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