The Coroner of Inquests is an independent judicial officer who follows laws which apply to coroners and inquests. In the Isle of Man, the Coroner of Inquests is always the High Bailiff or the Deputy High Bailiff.
The Coroner of Inquests inquires into deaths which appear violent, unnatural, sudden or unexplained.
A full inquest will determine:
- who has died
- where the death occurred
- when the death occurred
- how the person died
An inquest is not a trial and the Coroner does not apportion blame.
You may wish to refer to the Department of Home Affairs for more information on the IOM Constabulary's Coroner's Officer who works under the direction of the Coroner.