Keep in contact with the Coroner’s Officer – they will provide you with all the practical information you require.

Arrive on time – gives you a chance to get settled in and introduce yourself to the Coroner & Coroner’s Officer.

Ask Questions – the Court knows you are not legally qualified; you are not expected to know everything. The Coroner is there to assist you.

Dress formally.

Put too much pressure on yourself – inquests can be extremely distressing.

Bring children – children under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend the hearing or give evidence.

Come alone – if you have the option to bring other family members/friends to the hearing to support you, then do so.

Talk to the media during the inquest.