Hugh Dillon is a Deputy State Coroner and Magistrate in NSW. He was appointed a Magistrate in 1996 and Deputy State Coroner in 2008 and has conducted a number of high profile inquests and fire inquiries. Before that he practised law with the NSW Council of Social Service, the NSW Ombudsman’s Office and the Commonwealth DPP. He is a member of the National Judicial College of Australia and is an Adjunct Associate Professor the UNSW Law School. He is co-author of Waller’s Coronial Law and Practice (4th ed) and a 2014 Churchill Fellow.