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In May 2106 the Coroners Service in Cumbria moved to a new electronic case management system. This is part of a long-term plan to further improve the administration and management of coronial cases, and help with a wider program within both the coroners service and local authority to use electronic communication methods, moving away from paper based systems and records.
Canwe ask that all written correspondenceto the Coroners Service is now sent by email rather than post or fax.The email address is:  

Where practical all other enquiries for, or to provide information to, the Coroners Service should be made via email rather than by telephone. This will enable us to provide more detailed and fuller responses to any such enquiries.



For all information or enquiries concerning specific cases where deaths have been referred to HM Coroner or details regarding any inquests (current/ongoing or past), please contact the coroners officer direct in the appropriate area as detailed below, (or if unavailable, please contact the Administration & Support Team). 

HM Coroners:

Mr David Roberts
HM Senior Coroner (Cumbria Area) 

Ms. Kally Cheema -
HM Area Coroner (Cumbria Area)

Mr Robert Chapman, Mr Paul O'Donnell, Mr Simon Ward, Dr Nicholas Shaw, Mr John Siddle & Mrs Claire Madden -
Assistant HM Coroners (Cumbria Area)

Contact details:

HM Coroners Office
Station Road
CA13 9PT

(Opening hours: Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm)

We would respectfully request that all enquiries and correspondence, including the submission of any documentation or written information, are made via email. The email address is as follows:

However, the office can be contacted on Tel: 01900 706902 if the circumstance require.

Police Coroners Officer - Contact details:

Vacant - Police Coroners Officer (Kendal & South Lakes) - Tel: 101 (Ext. 49762)

Janice Burney - Police Coroners Officer (Barrow and surrounding area) - Tel: 101 (Ext. 41098)

Sue White - Police Coroners Officer (Carlisle / North Cumbria) - Tel: 101 (Ext. 49056)

Judith Pearson -Police Coroners Officer (West Cumbria) - Tel: 101 (Ext. 48699)



Under current legislation the Coroners Service is managed by Cumbria County Council, and the 'Manager, Cumbria Coroners Service' with overall responsibility for the service is:

Ms. Angela Jones
Assistant Director - Environment & Community Services Directorate

For any general enquiries regarding the overall administration or management of the Coroners Service in Cumbria (not information regarding inquests, deaths reported to the coroner or individual cases as you need to contact the appropriate coroner) please contact:

Mr Andrew Smith - Professional Lead (Cumbria Registration & HM Coroners Services)
Telephone:   01228 606060

Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building
The Courts
English Street