The coroners’ service in England and Wales, which oversees the investigation of sudden, unexpected, violent or unnatural deaths including suicides, is currently undergoing its first process of major reform in over 100 years with a new legislative framework and the appointment of a new post of Chief Coroner, Judge Peter Thornton QC on 17 September 2012. TASC, along with researchers, other charities and bereaved families have raised several concerns in recent years in relation to the way that the coroners collect and share data about suicide and about the experience of bereaved relatives who come into contact with the system. The Chief Coroner’s new role of oversight across the coronial system, including powers to introduce national standards and training, offers an opportunity to address some of these concerns. TASC have been working with the Samaritans to prepare a collective approach to the Chief Coroner. We have focused on three main priority areas: the use of native verdicts, the recording of data, and the experience of families bereaved by suicide. We hope this partnership approach will give us a greater chance of securing a meeting with the Chief Coroner and gaining improvements.