Peter Nieto has been appointed to the role of HM Senior Coroner for Derby and Derbyshire and will take up his new post on 4 September, taking over from Dr Robert Hunter who retired in July.
Mr Nieto is currently the area coroner for Derby and Derbyshire and has been in that role since 2019.
The Coroner’s Office for Derby and Derbyshire is run by the county and city council, with the county taking the lead, although as a judicial appointment, coroners themselves are independent and responsible to the Crown.
Mr Nieto has jurisdiction for the whole of Derby and Derbyshire in his role, presiding over both Chesterfield and Derby Coroner’s Courts.
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