The contact family member is notified of the Inquest date but an Inquest is also open to the public - anyone can attend and observe.
People who believe they are an 'interested party' need to contact the Manager Listings and demonstrate their involvement and why they should formally participate in the hearing.
It can be very difficult going to an Inquest some time after the person's death and hearing it discussed in a public courtroom. For the sake of clarity and to avoid confusion, the language used can sometimes be clinical. You need to be prepared for the possibility that there will be details disclosed about the death you have not heard before.
Last updated: 21-May-2014
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