Certainly you have to have this backwards? Can someone with knowledge of UK law weigh in?
rightsaidfred is correct, legal proceedings need to be competed prior to a full inquest. Step 2 should have happened by now.
from this link https://coronerscourtssupportservic...CCSS-EL_Inquest_Factsheet_Final29317221_3.pdf
If there is a criminal prosecution about the death, this takes precedence over the Coroner's Inquest which is put on hold in the meantime.
If there is a criminal conviction, often the Inquest is completed without a formal hearing, with the conclusion given as "unlawful killing". If there is no criminal conviction, the Coroner becomes involved again and will usually hold an Inquest and the Police file will usually be sent to him/her.
Inquest process, step by step
1. Reportable death occurs - referred to Coroner.
2. Coroner considers information and decides as to whether an Inquest is required. The Coroner can either request more information (and opens a preliminary "Investigation") or decide there and then that an Inquest is required. The Inquest is "Opened and Adjourned for further investigations".
3. If the Investigation or Inquest is opened, usually a Post-Mortem Examination (also called an autopsy) is performed to establish the probable medical cause of death.
4. If the Post-Mortem shows an Inquest is not necessary after all, the family are informed, and the process concludes. For example, if the post mortem determines the person died of natural causes. (After Post-Mortem, the family can usually then make funeral arrangements)
5. If an Inquest is necessary, the Coroner reviews and decides: -
5.1. If a referral to Police/CPS is needed for possible criminal prosecution.
5.2. If no criminal issues, fixes timetable and calls for evidence.
5.3. If needed, arranges a Pre-Inquest Review (all interested persons, including family, are invited) to discuss relevant issues, review evidence, identify witnesses required and to fix a timetable.
6. When investigations are complete, the Inquest date is fixed, witnesses notified to attend to give evidence and answer questions.
7. Inquest hearing (in public). Coroner gives Conclusion.
8. The Coroner will complete the necessary paperwork and the death can then be registered.