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Information for jurors who have been summoned to serve at an inquest in Lincolnshire.

Is there always a jury at an inquest?

Most inquests are held without a jury but some circumstances require a jury:

  • If the death occurred in prison, in police custody or state detention and there is not a natural cause of death
  • If the death resulted from an accident at work

What does a jury do?

The jury decides the facts of the case and comes to a conclusion following hearing the evidence.

Why have I been summoned as a juror?

Juries are summoned in the same way as juries in other courts, from the Electoral Register.

If you have been summoned as a juror and have any specific access or participation requirements please contact the Coroner’s Office to inform them.

For further information on jury service please see the ‘Jury service at an inquest’ leaflet at the bottom of the page.

Juror expenses

If you are attending an inquest as a juror, you can find the claim forms and guidance below.


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Bereavement Guide

Lincolnshire County Council’s registration service has produced a guide to help you through the difficulty of losing a loved one.


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Last updated: 4 August 2017

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