The family's role

The family has an important part to play in the Inquest. You may be required to give evidence and may make a statement to the coroner through Counsel Assisting, through your lawyer or on your own behalf.

You may be given the chance to speak at the Inquest. However, this is up to you and the Coroner and sometimes the Coroner will decide that it is better for the family to submit a written statement instead. For this reason, it may be helpful to prepare what you want to say in writing beforehand.

Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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