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Inquest Solicitors

Ramsdens’ specialist inquest solicitors can help you with any questions you need and want to ask if a family member or someone close to you dies suddenly.

If you have lost a loved one and have been told that an Inquest has been opened into their death, our team can help you by advising and guiding you through the inquest process.

At Ramsdens, we help families through all aspects of an inquest by providing advice and, and where needed, representation at such hearings.

Which deaths are reported to a Coroner?

Inquests are held by a coroner in certain circumstances, particularly when a death has happened suddenly and is unexplained. They include if:

  • The death was thought to be violent or unnatural,
  • The cause of death is unknown after post mortem, or
  • The deceased died while in prison, police custody or another type of state detention.

The Coroner’s Office will provide a “Guide to Coroner Services” at the outset. (A copy can be requested from or by calling 020 3334 3555. You can also download a copy here.)

Funding an inquest

Our team will advise you of funding options for the inquest hearing. This can include (but is not limited to) Legal Aid and Conditional Fee Agreement funding (No Win No Fee). We will always work with you to find the best option to suit your circumstances and will offer compassion and support during what can be a traumatic time.


If you require advice about an ongoing inquest, contact our inquest solicitors for support on 0113 887 1834. Alternatively, you can make an enquiry using our online enquiry form and we will be in touch when it is convenient for you.