Staff profile

Louise Pinder

Associate Lecturer




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Law School


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


I teach the Coroners Court module, which is part of a number of undergraduate law programmes. I'm currently the HM Assistant Coroner in Derby and Vice President of the East Midlands Coroners Society.

Experience in industry

I sat for the first time as a coroner in 2005. I have conducted thousands of investigations and inquests to date involving all manner of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths including:

Earlier in my career, I worked in London for a large international law firm and then returned to Derby to become a defence advocate working in the criminal courts in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. I later left private practice and was employed by a small public company to undertake a variety of corporate law 'in house'.