Coroners Act 2006

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Inquiries or further inquiries ordered by Solicitor-General or High Court

95 Inquiry if coroner has failed or refused to open one


If satisfied that an inquiry is necessary or desirable and that the responsible coroner has failed or refused to open one, the Solicitor-General or the High Court may order an inquiry to be opened; and in that case an inquiry must be opened and conducted.


This section is subject to clause 15 of Schedule 3.

Compare: 1988 No 111 s 40(2)

Section 95(1): amended, on 21 July 2016, by section 55 of the Coroners Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 29).