VIDEO: New Coroner’s Court opens in Woking

Surrey News

A new Coroner’s Court complex that opened in Surrey this week will better serve the needs of bereaved families.

Surrey County Council has renovated the former North West Surrey Magistrates’ Court building in Woking to create a dedicated new base for Surrey Coroner Richard Travers and his staff.

The centre will bring the Coroner and his team of Coroner’s Officers together under one roof to improve the efficiency of the service.

Private family rooms and meeting facilities will help ensure the surroundings are sympathetic to the needs of those who have lost loved ones.

With recent changes in the law requiring more inquests to be heard by juries, the Coroner needed more space and better facilities to meet his statutory obligations. He will now be able to hold jury inquests in his own buildings instead of hiring alternative venues, generating savings for Surrey taxpayers.

Courtrooms will also be available for…

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