Request an audio recording of an inquest hearing

Request to be sent a copy of the coroner's audio recording.

Request an audio recording of an inquest hearing


Please allow yourself enough time to complete this form in one session as there is not an option to save and come back to it later.

The questions marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and require an answer. You do not have to answer the other questions, but it would help us if you do.

Your data privacy

Before completing this form please read our general Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).

This explains why we ask for your data, what we do with it and how long we will keep it. It also explains how you can find out what data we hold about you and how you can ask us to delete it.

Your details

Enter your first name.
Enter your last name.
Enter a valid email address.
Enter your contact number if you're happy for us to call you.
Enter relationship to deceased or other connection to case.

Reason for this request

Please note: Where a request is made by somebody other than a formally recognised Interested Person, there is no automatic right to a copy of the recording. The Coroner will take into account the reason for the request and will consider each request on a case by case basis.

Members of the media will need to show a means of identification.

Enter the reason for making this request for a recording.
If you are a member of the press, please upload your media ID.

Recording details

Enter the reference number that appears on your letter (Our Ref:).
Enter the first and last name of the deceased.
Recording format Select the type of format for your recording.


I have read and understand that this recording is provided by the coroner with the following warnings:

1. This recording is not to be used for any purpose other than transcribing for possible legal proceedings or listening to.

2. Any other use of the recording or any part of it by copying, publishing, transmitting or broadcasting in any way (including on the internet) without the prior consent of the coroner, may be a contempt of court punishable with imprisonment.

3. If the recording is used to produce a transcript, the transcript must be shown to the coroner before being used for the purpose of any further proceedings.

Submitting your form

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