Will I be able to ask the witnesses questions?

Yes.  The Coroner asks the questions of each witness initially and then you can ask questions.  The questions have to be relevant, which is generally defined by referring back to the 4 questions (i.e. who died, when, where and how they died).  Questions relating to blame will not be allowed.

It is best to write your questions down before the inquest as some find the inquest emotionally challenging.  Hopefully, the Coroner will have asked your questions.  If you are worried about asking questions, you can send your questions to the Coroner a few days before the inquest.

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