Inquest hearings

Dates of inquest hearings, inquest openings and adjournments and how to claim expenses for attending an inquest.

Attending a hearing

  • Hearings are held at The Coroner's Court, Beacon House, Whitehouse Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5PB.
  • Courts start at 10am (unless otherwise stated). Where no time is shown, the case will be heard at the Coroner’s discretion at a suitable point during the day.
Date  Time Name Age Where the deceased lived Date of death Place of death Coroner

Type

Court

19 November 2018 10:00am Jeremy SUTCH  46  Lowestoft  25.02.2016 Malaysia  Mr Nigel Parsley Pre-Inquest Review
19 November 2018   Jo MATTHEWS 39   25.05.2018 Stowmarket Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
19th November 2018   Kenneth FENN 74 Mildenhall 22.08.2018 Bury St Edmunds Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
19th November 2018   Peter BECK 79 Bury St Edmunds 12.10.2018 Bury St Edmunds Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
19th November 2018   Robert HOLMES 65 Lavenham 22.09.2018 Bury St Edmunds Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
19 November 2018   Airidas PARNIAUSKAS 35 Haverhill 28.10.2018 Haverhill Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Audrey TUCK 88 Halesworth 21.10.2018 Gorleston Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Kayleigh ROE 32 Bury 02.10.2018 Bury Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Michael FLYNN 78 Halesworth 23.10.2018 Chelmsford Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Victoria GAECKE 46 Ipswich 03.11.2018 Ipswich Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Alan KING 75 Leiston 24.10.2018 Ipswich Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Sofique MIAH 56 Stowmarket 02.11.2018 Stowmarket Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening
19 November 2018   Arthur ANDREWS 82 Ipswich 07.11.2018 Ipswich Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Colin HARPER 71 Ipswich 29.03.2018 Ipswich Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Michael BYAM 69 Sudbury 09.11.2018 Sudbury Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19 November 2018   Brian RILEY 65 Long Melford 19.10.2018 Long Melford Dr Dan Sharpstone Opening 2
19t November 2018   Bryan LAMBERT 79 Felixstowe 13.11.2018 Felixstowe Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
20 November 2018 2.00pm Daniel PARSONS  47 Thetford 12.12.2017 Bury St Edmunds Mr Nigel Parsley Pre-Inquest Review  1
21 November 2018 10.30am Lilly TAMASI 3 days Felixstowe 14.09.17 Cambridge Mr Nigel Parsley Pre-Inquest Review  1
22 November 2018 No Hearings Planned                
23 November 2018 10.30am Glenda BROOKS 81 Bures 21.02.2018 Bury St Edmunds Mr Nigel Parsley Inquest  1
26 November 2018 10.00am  Luke JARVIS 25  Stowmarket  16.12.2016  Stowmarket Mr Nigel Parsley Inquest  1
26 November 2018 10.00am Darren PRENTICE 42 Bury St Edmunds 17.04.2018 Bury St Edmunds Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
26 November 2018 11:00am Jack PALMER 19 Mildenhall 29.08.2018 Mildenhall Dr Dan Sharpstone Inquest 2
27 November 2018 11.00am Herman ROWE 50 Stradishall 01.06.2018 Bury St Edmunds Mr Nigel Parsley Inquest 1
27 November 2018 11.00am S AHMED 33   19.07.2016 HMP Highpoint Ms Jacqueline Devonish Pre-Inquest Review 2
28 November 2018 10.00am Kenneth HOBBS 88 Stowmarket

15.06.2018

Ipswich Mr Nigel Parsley Inquest 1
28 November 2018 2.00pm TREASURE           Treasure 1
29 November 2018 No hearings planned                
30 November 2018 No hearings planned                
3rd December 2018  1.00pm  Ronald ALSTON  90  Claydon  25.02.2015  Claydon  Dr Dan Sharpstone  Pre-Inquest Review  2
4th December 2018 No hearings planned                
5th - 6th December 2018 10.00am Mandy MILLER 47 Ipswich

 

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Ipswich Mr Nigel Parsley Inquest 1
7th December 2018 No hearings planned                
10th - 21st December 2018 10.00am Alexander HABIB-SHAHEED 32 Stradishall 26.05.2017 Stradishall Ms Jacqueline Devonish Jury Inquest 1
10th December 2018                  

An inquest is a formal court hearing, open to members of the public and the media.

We hold 4 types of hearings:

  • opening and adjournment only
  • pre-inquest review meeting
  • inquest
  • inquest with jury

If appropriate, witnesses will be called, and in some cases a jury will be appointed.

The coroner will hold an inquest if:

  • the post-mortem does not reveal the cause of death
  • the death was unnatural and the result of an accident
  • where the deceased was in a state of detention
  • the coroner believes there is a good reason to continue investigations

The Coroner, or in some cases the jury, will come to a conclusion and formally state who died, where, when and how it happened.

You do not need to attend a coroner's inquest, unless you are called to be a witness, but in some circumstances documentary evidence can be accepted instead of attendance in court.

If an inquest is held, the Coroner will register the death on your behalf. The registrar will write to you when this has been done, as you may wish to obtain a registrars death certificate.

You can claim expenses if you're required to attend court as a witness or summoned to attend as a juror.

The Ministry of Justice decides how much both jurors and witnesses can claim.

We regret that family members or people attending an inquest in a capacity other than a juror or formally summonsed witness aren't entitled to claim expenses.

Please read the following guidance then complete the appropriate form below.

Travel expenses

A claim for travel expenses can be made if you travel to an inquest using public transport, or by your own private vehicle.

If using public transport, you can claim the amount of the actual fare paid (for train travel only the Standard Fare can be claimed).

If travelling using your own private vehicle (motorcycle or car), the current mileage rate is 45p per mile, for travel by pedal cycles the rate is 20p per mile. Reasonable car parking charges will be reimbursed.

If exceptional circumstances cause the use of alternative/additional means of transport, or an overnight stay, please discuss this in advance with the Coroner’s Office.

Subsistence claim

You’re entitled to an allowance to cover reimbursement for food or refreshments to the following maximum amounts:

  • Up to 5 hours: £2.40
  • 5 to 10 hours: £4.75

Catering is usually provided for jurors, so a payment for subsistence will not apply.

Loss of earnings/child care costs

You can make a claim if you have suffered financial loss as a result of attending an inquest.

The amount of reimbursement is subject to the maximum amounts set by the Ministry of Justice:

  • Up to 4 hours: £32.47
  • Over 4 hours: £64.95

For long inquests which last beyond 10 days the maximum amount of reimbursement increases to:

  • Up to 4 hours: £64.95
  • Over 4 hours: £129.91

You will need to provide one of the following:

  • a letter from your employer on company letterhead which confirms the amount of financial loss incurred
  • a receipt for childcare costs
  • appropriate evidence if you are self employed

You can’t make a claim if your employer continues to pay you whilst you’re attending an inquest.

Claim expenses as an ordinary witness or member of the jury

If you have attended an inquest hearing as an ordinary witness or juror you can claim payment for expenses by printing, completing and returning this claim expenses form (PDF, 53KB).

You must send us proof of each expense (e.g. a receipt).

Claims will not be paid without the relevant supporting documentation.

Claim expenses as a medical professional

If you are a medical professional and wish to claim expenses for an inquest hearing you attended, please complete and return the medical professional expenses claim form (Word, 49KB).

Medical professionals do not need to provide evidence of expenses.