At the end of the investigation

In most cases when the investigation is complete the coroner will complete a Record of Investigation of Death Form which details the coroner's findings, based on the documents which have been received, and provides necessary information for the death to be registered.

If the investigation is likely to be protracted and family members need information about the death for legal or insurance purposes they should contact staff at the Coroners Court to seek assistance - in some cases an Interim Record of Death Form can be completed.

In a small number of cases a public hearing known as an inquest is held.

Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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