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New Senior Coroner for Bedfordshire and Luton

5 September 2018

Emma Whitting, Senior Coroner

As the lead authority for the Bedfordshire and Luton Coronial Area (incorporating Bedford Borough Council, Luton Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council), we're pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Emma Whitting as Senior Coroner. The appointment follows an open competition and is made with the consent of the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor. Emma is a Barrister and currently sits as an Assistant Coroner in four jurisdictions: Coventry, Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull and the Black Country. She will take up her post on 1 October 2018.

In assuming her new full-time role, Emma says: "It will be a great honour to serve the people of Bedfordshire and Luton as their Senior Coroner. I look forward to leading the experienced team of officers, administrative staff, and assistant coroners, in delivering a modern, open, consistent and just service with the bereaved at the heart of the process."

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