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

Senior Assistant Coroner                      -       Ms Karin Welsh

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 (Thursday – Friday)


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

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