Coroner's inquests

Inquest court is usually held on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am and 4:30pm, but this can change, so please do refer to the court listings for the most up to date information.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are continuing with Inquest hearings, but to continue to try to keep people safe these will take place remotely and we have an upper capacity limit for the court. Please contact the service if you wish to attend an Inquest hearing.

We respectfully ask everyone to act carefully and remain cautious and take personal responsibility to keep yourself and others safe by following the latest Government guidelines.

Inquest Courts

The Courts Listings Officer will be in contact with all parties in due course to make arrangements to reconvene inquests on a convenient date. A Risk Assessment has been undertaken of the courts and adjoining rooms.

In accordance with the latest Government guidance ‘Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread from 19 July 2021’, Northamptonshire Coroner’s Court will follow this guidance with the following key protections:

  1. You will be asked to give your name and contact telephone number to reception on arrival
  2. Hand sanitising facilities are available in all areas of the Court and other rooms and you are invited to use these regularly
  3. Face coverings are no longer mandatory but it is expected and recommended that these are worn in crowded areas such as reception and waiting areas when busy
  4. In order to operate safely it is asked that you notify the Listings Officer if you would like to bring more than 10 family and friends to inquest
  5. There are no refreshment facilities available so it is recommended you bring bottled water with you
  6. If you or any member of your family is showing Covid symptoms do not attend court and let the Coroner's office know in advance at the earliest opportunity, either by telephoning 01604 363102 or emailing coroners.ncc@westnorthants.gov.uk

Coroners Court Support Service

The Coroners Court Support Service is a charity organisation that supports bereaved family members  and witnesses during the Inquest process. Their volunteers operate at Northamptonshire Coroner’s inquest court to support bereaved families, witnesses and other parties at court.

Should you need any support or advice in relation to inquest issues you can contact the Coroners Court support service:

Guide to Coroner Services

The guide to Coroner Services provides an explanation of the process and links to organisations that may be able to provide help and advice.

Schedule of inquests

Upcoming Inquests
NAME AGE PLACE OF DEATH DATE OF DEATH NAME OF CORONER LOCATION DATE & TIME
Barry Francis BAXTER 80 Rushden 09/03/2021 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 11/08/2021
10:00
Warren Michael MCCONNELL 47 Northampton 04/01/2021 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 11/08/2021
13:00
Michael Francis LARKINS 34 N/A 12/09/2020 Jean HARKIN Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 12/08/2021
13:00
Craig Stuart COLLINS 43 Daventry 07/08/2020 Jean HARKIN Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 18/08/2021
10:00
John James CASEY 35 Northampton 16/01/2015 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 19/08/2021
11:00
Richard Raymond CARRINGTON 69 Coventry 21/12/2018 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 24/08/2021
10:00
Richard LIM-NEWTON 33 Kettering 09/05/2020 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 25/08/2021
10:00
Alexander William Ian TURNBULL 25 Northampton 15/04/2021 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 26/08/2021
10:00
Derek WILLS 75 Kettering 25/05/2021 Anne PEMBER Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 26/08/2021
12:00
Helen ALEXANDER 92 Northampton 05/01/2019 Jean HARKIN Sessions House, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF 02/09/2021
23:59

​Inquest court location

Northampton Inquest Court, Sessions House, County Hall, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1ED

Car parks nearby:

  1. The Mayorhold multi storey car park, Lady's Lane, Northampton, NN1 3AH.
  2. St Johns multi storey car park, Swan Street, Northampton, NN1 1HA.
  3. St Peters Way car park, 8 St Peters Way, Northampton, NN1 1TP.
  4. Grosvenor centre multi storey car park, 20 Greyfriars, Northampton, NN1 2BS
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