Sunderland has a full-time Senior Coroner who is based at the Civic Centre and 4 part-time Assistant Coroners.

Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner              -       Mr Derek Winter DL

HM Senior Assistant Coroner               -       Ms Karin Welsh

HM Assistant Coroners                         -       Mr David Place

                                                                       Mr Andrew Hetherington

                                                                       Mr Andrew Tweddle

Senior PA to HM Senior Coroner          -      Mrs Julia Laidler

Administrative Assistant                        -       Mrs Lisa Grice

Coroner’s Officers                                 -       Mrs Vicky Ross

                                                                       Mr Reginald Hooper

                                                                       Mr Andrew Weighill

                                                                       Mr Neville Dixon

                                                                       Miss Jess Lee

                                                                       Mrs Alison Leonard


The Coroner’s Office is open from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

For information on how to get in touch please Contact Us.