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Coroners Act 1988

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Coroners

    1. 1. Appointment of coroners.

    2. 2. Qualifications for appointment as coroner.

    3. 3. Terms on which coroners hold office.

    4. 4. Coroners’ districts.

    5. 4A. Coroner areas: Wales.

    6. 5. Jurisdiction of coroners.

  3. Deputy coroners

    1. 6. Appointment of deputy coroners.

    2. 7. Functions of deputy coroners.

  4. Inquests: general

    1. 8. Duty to hold inquest.

    2. 9. Qualifications of jurors.

    3. 10. Attendance of jurors and witnesses.

    4. 11. Proceedings at inquest.

    5. 12. Failure of jury to agree.

  5. Inquests: special cases

    1. 13. Order to hold investigation.

    2. 14. Inquest out of jurisdiction.

    3. 15. Inquest where body destroyed or irrecoverable.

    4. 16. Adjournment of inquest in event of criminal proceedings.

    5. 17. Provisions supplementary to section 16.

    6. 17A. Adjournment of inquest in event of judicial inquiry.

    7. 18. Inquests into road deaths in London.

  6. Medical witnesses and post-mortem examinations etc.

    1. 19. Post-mortem examination without inquest.

    2. 20. Request to specially qualified person to make post-mortem and special examinations.

    3. 21. Summoning of medical witnesses and direction of post-mortem examinations.

    4. 22. Removal of body for post mortem examination.

    5. 23. Exhumation of body for examination.

  7. Expenses and returns of inquests

    1. 24. Fees and allowances payable on holding inquest.

    2. 25. Payments to jurors.

    3. 26. Payment of expenses by coroner.

    4. 27. Accounts to be laid before relevant council.

    5. 27A. Indemnity.

    6. 28. Annual returns to be made to Secretary of State.

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 29. Coroner of the Queen’s household.

    2. 30. Treasure trove.

    3. 31. Provision of accommodation.

  9. Supplemental

    1. 32. Power to make rules.

    2. 33. Savings for ex-officio coroners and judicial powers.

    3. 34. Application of Act to Isles of Scilly.

    4. 35. Interpretation.

    5. 36. Consequential amendments, repeals, transitional provisions and savings.

    6. 37. Short title, commencement and extent.

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SALARIES AND PENSIONS

      1. ...

        1. . . .. SALARIES AND PENSIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CORONER OF THE QUEEN’S HOUSEHOLD

      1. .... CORONER OF THE QUEEN’S HOUSEHOLD

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. ...

        1. .... CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REPEALS

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