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Coroner's office

South Staffordshire Coroner

Mr Andrew Barkley (Interim Senior Coroner)

Supported by:

  • 3 Assistant Coroners
    • Emma Serrano
    • Duncan Ritchie
    • Daniel Howe
  • 5 Coroner's Officers
  • 2 (FTE) Administration Staff

Coroners investigate deaths that are reported to them. They do so as sensitively as possible, but must make sure that proper enquiries are made.

A coroner can issue forms allowing a death to be registered as a natural death, order an autopsy or open an inquest or investigation.


Information leaflets


Contact the Coroner's office

Staffordshire (South) Coroner’s Office
Judges Chambers
County Buildings
Martin Street
Stafford
ST16 2LH

Phone: 01785 276126 or 276127

Fax: 01785 276128

Email: South Staffordshire Coroner


Office hours

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Hospital, GP and register office referrals

Hospitals, GPs and register offices must refer deaths using the coroner’s web portal.

Any attachments, such as previous medical history / reports, may be added at the time of the referral using the 'upload file' facility located on the referrer details page.


Upcoming Inquest Hearings

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending inquests.

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