Coroner Services


The role of the Law Officers is to investigate sudden, unexpected, suspicious or unusual deaths, direct post-mortem examinations and authorise cremations. They will also direct the opening of an inquest if deemed necessary. Inquests within the Bailiwick of Guernsey are usually held in the Magistrate's Court.

Comparison of coronial procedures in Guernsey and UK












Please follow these links for further information:

Funeral Directors

Police coronial advice

Medical Practitioners

Families / Executors

Off-Island Deaths / Repatriations

HM Receiver General Coronial Function

pdf icon Guidance Notes - Deaths in the Bailiwick of Guernsey [865kb]

To contact the Law Officers in relation to their coronial function, please email