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Black Country Coroner's Service

Black Country council logosThe Black Country Coroner serves the residents of Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The Coroner investigates unexplained, unexpected and unnatural deaths.

The coroners for the Black Country area are:

  • Mr Zafar Siddique, Senior Coroner
  • Mrs Joanne M. Lees, Area Coroner

Phone: 0121 569 7200 

The coroner is based at Jack Judge House in Oldbury, where inquests also take place. The address is:

Black Country Coroner's Court
Jack Judge House
Halesowen Street
West Midlands
B69 2AJ

The opening hours of the Coroner's Office are Monday to Wednesday 8am to 4pm, Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 8am to 3.30pm.

For more information outside normal office hours, please call West Midlands Police on 101 who may be able to assist you.

For more information about what the coroner does, please see the Directgov website.

Hospital, GP and register office referrals within the Black Country

Hospitals, GPs and register offices must refer deaths using the coroner’s web portal. Any attachments, such as Pervious Medical History/Reports, need to be sent to

Coroner's web portal

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