How long will the process take?

We understand that most families would like to have the inquest process completed as soon as possible.  We conduct the investigation as quickly as we can while still being thorough.

Most inquests will be concluded between 3 and 6 months after the date of death although many are concluded sooner.

Very complex cases and deaths that took place in custody will take longer to investigate.  We will give families in this situation individual advice.