A couple from Teesside who have had to wait more than two years for an inquest into the death of their son say the delay is devastating.
Jim Smith, 30, from Middlesbrough had been working as a rigger in Thailand when he died in 2010. His family say he fell from a hotel roof, but an inquest into his death has still not been held.
His father John said "It's just devastated us. We just want it finished so we can grieve in our own way. When you wait for something like that, it just goes on and on."
The family say that Thai authorities dealt with Jim's death quickly, but claim the delays have been caused on Teesside.
Middlesbrough's coroner Michael Sheffield is currently subject to an investigation into the amount of time it takes to complete inquests. The scrutiny panel at Middlesbrough council heard that, at any one time, up to 300 families are waiting for inquests. Its report is now being finalised.
Last month the Chief Coroner announced that new rules will eventually come into place which could see action taken against coroners who take longer than a year to complete inquests.
The Smith family still don't know when their son's inquest will be heard, but they want it completed soon.
There was no-one available to comment from Mr Sheffield's office today but it said no direct complaints from the Smith family have been received.