How to become a coroner
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
You'll start by applying to be an assistant coroner before being appointed to position of coroner. Vacancies are advertised by local authorities.
To apply, you should be either:
- a qualified barrister or solicitor with at least 5 years' experience in legal practice
- a Fellow of theChartered Institute of Legal Executives with a minimum of 5 years' qualified experience.
Local authorities appoint coroners and assistant coroners, with the consent of the Chief Coroner and the Lord Chancellor.