Inquest hearings

Page last updated: Friday, 25 November 2022 at 2.55pm

This page is generally updated daily Monday–Friday.

You can download dates, times and details of HM Coroner's Court inquest hearings for Greater Manchester North (Rochdale, Bury and Oldham).

No information other than that detailed below will be released prior to the hearing of the inquest and the details below may be subject to change at any time.

The stages of Coronial Inquests:

  1. Inquest opening: all inquests have to have a formal opening. This is usually a short hearing in court with a Coroner, the court usher and a Police Coroner's Officer.
  2. Pre-inquest hearing: the Coroner and legal representatives review the case and check to make sure all investigations are due to be completed in time for the final hearing. Not all cases will have a pre-inquest hearing.
  3. Final inquest hearing: the end of the process when the Coroner has accumulated all the information they need to record a conclusion. This will enable the Registrars to produce the final death certificate.

If you'd like access to previous HM Coroner's Court inquest listings or have any enquiries about completed inquests, please contact the Coroner's Office using the details on this page.

Download inquest dates, times and details

Attending an inquest hearing

If you're planning to attend an inquest hearing, you can visit The Coroner's Office at the following address:

The Coroner's Office is a short walk from several council car parks in Rochdale town centre.

The Coroner's Office is easy to get to by public transport, with the Rochdale Town Centre Metrolink stop and Rochdale Bus Station a 5-minute walk from the building.

It's also a 10-minute walk from the train station, which is accessible from Manchester and Leeds.