Paul Knapman


Paul A. Knapman


Coroner for Westminster (Inner West) from 1980-2011

Succeeded by

Fiona Wilcox

Paul Knapman DL was Her Majesty’s Coroner for the central London Borough of Westminster, from 1980 to 2011. He was made Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in 2008. His responsibility for investigating sudden deaths as an independent judicial officer saw him preside over numerous notable cases.


Since his appointment as Coroner for London Inner West in 1980, he led many high-profile inquests, including the 7/7 bombings in 2005 and celebrities like Paula Yates and Mark Speight.

Dr. Knapman was also the President of the Coroner’s Society in 2009.