Coroners investigate deaths where the causes are unexplained, or the person’s identity is unclear or unknown.
Coroners first sit as assistant Coroners before being appointed to the position of Coroner. Vacancies are advertised by local authorities.
To become a Coroner usually you need to be a:
- a qualified barrister or solicitor with at least 5 years’ experience in legal practice
- a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with a minimum of 5 years’ qualified experience.
Local authorities appoint Coroners and assistant Coroners, with the consent of the Chief Coroner and the Lord Chancellor.
For more information visit: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/how-to-become-coroner/