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I was named in an adverse way at a coroners inquest by a coroner.

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I was named in an adverse way at a coroner's inquest by a coroner. The coroner did not notify me of his intention to do so. What legal recourse do I have?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome.

My name is AJ and I will assist you.

I am afraid you cannot sue the Coroner for defamation as they are carrying out a public function and treated in the same way as any Judge or Magistrate.

If you are not happy with how they have conducted their office you can make a complaint against them to:

Judicial Conduct Investigations Office
81-82 Queens Building
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL

I believe there is a complaints form on this site - https://www.gov.uk/complain-judge-magistrate-tribunal-coroner

I am afraid that this is the limit of your recourse.

Can I be of any further assistance?

Kind regards

AJ