Black Country Coroner's Service
The 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
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 added at the time of the referral using the ADD FILE facility located at the end of the referral. You are able to attach further documents after you have sent the death referral by logging back into the Portal and viewing your death referral and you will see the ADD FILE facility, documents can continue to be attached until the Coroner has closed the matter.