Coroner's Court



Her Majesty's Coroners East London

The East London Coroner covers five London Boroughs: Waltham Forest, Newham, Redbridge, Havering, and Barking and Dagenham.



In light of recent government guidance on Coronavirus we would ask that all persons considering attending Court to assess whether it is strictly necessary.

We have assessed that attending the Court carries with it an elevated risk of virus transmission.  Persons at Court may well have recently attended hospital in a professional or personal capacity.

Before attending Court ask yourself

  1.  Is it essential that you and all your party attend in person?  Would one person suffice?
  2.  Could the query be dealt with by telephone?
  3.  Could the matter be dealt with by email?


The Coroner

Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for East London is Ms Nadia Persaud.

The Area Coroner is Mr Graeme Irvine.

The Assistant Coroners are:

  • Dr Shirley Radcliffe
  • Ian Wade QC
  • Leanne Woods.



The Coroner's Court

Queens Road



E17 8QP

Contact details are:

Telephone  number - 020 8496 5000


For referrals and general enquiries:

For Inquests:



The office is open Monday to Friday, between 8.30am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3.30pm.


Some of our Inquests will be heard at:

Newham Council Chambers

East Ham Town Hall

324 Barking Road

East Ham

E6 2RP

The location of the hearing will be clearly shown on the calendar.


If you require further information about the Coroners service please visit:


Please be aware that the Government has published support for the bereaved leaflets online. The info from the Cabinet Office briefing on this below, together with a link to the documents online.

SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED. Refreshed bereavement leaflet pdf is now online, alongside the first two translated versions (Welsh and Romanian). Further 22 translations will be uploaded to the same link. Reminder that the DWP 'What to do when someone dies' video is now on YouTube 

What to do when someone dies | Department for Work and Pensions

This video explains in 5 steps what you need to do when someone dies. It includes signposting to GOV.UK where more detailed help is available.

What to do when someone dies - Help and support on GOV.UK


If you require further support following a suicide please visit:

Where you can download the 'Help is at hand' booklet, a resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.


Child Death Helpline

Anyone affected by the death od a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Freephone: 0800 282 986 / 0808 800 6019


The Lullaby Trust

British Charitable Organisation

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust is a British charitable organisation aiming to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health. The Lullaby Trust funds research, supports families whose babies have died suddenly and unexpectedly, disseminates information on infant health, baby care and sudden infant deaths to health professionals and the general public, and works with professionals to improve investigations when a baby dies.


We are currently working remotely so where possible please scan post and email to

Telephone (general enquiries): 0207 802 3200

Bereavement Support: 0808 802 6868

Information Line: 0808 802 6869



'BRAKE' the road safety charity is to help bereaved relatives of road crash victims.

They offer resource packs that are full of practical information about what happens after a crash and include:

• A booklet about coping with grief

• Details about investigations and court cases

• Practical information about burials, legal issues and dealing with the media

• Understanding rights

• Personal finance advice

• Contact details for useful organisations

• Where to seek further help

 There are packs specific to:

• England and Wales

• Scotland

• Northern Ireland

 There are also have Children’s books and a guide for adults supporting a bereaved child.

 These resources can all be accessed via the BRAKE website


The Coroner's Courts Support Service

Provides support and guidance for bereaved people attending Inquests.

Our helpline team will offer emotional support and practical information about the Inquest process.

Please call us Monday to Friday between 09.00 -19.00 and Saturday between 09.00 - 14.00

The contact details are:

Telephone - 0300 111 2141

Email -


Cases being heard at The Coroner's Court, Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QP

**Please note that Inquest dates and times are subject to change at short notice**  



23 September 2020

9am Openings

  • Stanley Hodson
  • Luke Budd

10am Inquest: Sonya Mehmet,39 years, lived in Essex died in Queens Hospital Romford, date of death 11/03/2020

12pm Inquest: Chandrakant Brahmbhatt, 91 years, lived in Newham died in Newham University Hospital Newham, date of death 27/08/2019


24 September 2020

9am Openings:

  • Mark Woolcock
  • John Avers

10am Inquest: Saleem Nasir, 58 years, lived in Newham died in Redbridge, date of death 26/03/2020


25 September 2020

10am Inquest: Paraskevi Vassiliou, 85 years, lived in Redbridge died in Whipps Cross University Hospital Leytonstone, date of death 15/11/2019

10am Inquest: Kan Chuen Kwan, 90 years, lived in Romford died in Queens Hospital Romford, date of death 25/08/2019

12pm Inquest: Christopher Noel, 50 years, lived in Waltham Forest died in Redbridge, date of death 18/03/2020


28 September 2020

11am Inquest: Mary Bio, 30 years, lived in Lambeth died in Queens Hospital Romford, date of death 19/12/2019

1pm Inquest: Robert Walaszkowski, 35 years, lived in Waltham Forest died in Queens Hospital Romford, date of death 15/11/2019


30 September 2020

10am Inquest: Marilyn Langford, 59 years, lived in Romford died in Queens Hospital Romford, date of death 25/06/2019

10am Inquest: Piotr Mamelko, 56 years, lived and died in Waltham Forest, date of death 07/05/2020




Cases being heard in Annex A, Walthamstow Coroner's Court, Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QP 

**Please note that Inquest dates and times are subject to change at short notice**​




Cases being heard at Newham Council Chambers, East Ham Town Hall, 324 Barking Road, East Ham E6 2RP

**Please note that Inquest dates and times are subject to change at short notice**