Chartered Legal Executives as Coroners
Fellows can apply for coronial offices since 2013. The Judicial
Appointments Order 2008 (the 2008 Order) made under section 51(1)
of the 2007 Act made provision for suitably qualified Fellows being
eligible for the prescribed judicial offices.
The intention of the 2008 Order was to remove
barriers to judicial appointments and to encourage greater
diversity. The 2008 order made Fellows of the Chartered Institute
of Legal Executives (CILEX) eligible for a range of judicial posts
such as Deputy District Judge and Judge of the First-tier Tribunal,
but not coronial appointments.
The Judicial Appointments (Amendment) Order
2013 No: 3022 added coroners to that list”
What qualifications do coroners
Since 2013 newly appointed coroners must have
the five year judicial eligibility qualification (like all judges)
which requires five years of legal practice or part-time 3 judicial
How do you become a
If you have the necessary qualifications (as
above) you can apply to become an assistant coroner when a vacancy
is advertised by a local authority. All appointments are made by
local authorities and require the consent of the Chief Coroner and
the Lord Chancellor.