A coroner has been appointed for the fresh inquest into the deaths of the Liverpool supporters at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989, after the original verdicts were quashed by the High Court in December.
Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed as assistant deputy coroner for the inquiry and will decide in due course where the inquests will be held, the Judiciary said.
Lord Justice Goldring now has the power to hold the inquest anywhere in England and Wales, if it is in the best interest of the bereaved family and others, such as witnesses.
Hillsborough victims' relatives have spoken out against the fresh inquest being held in Sheffield - home of the disaster and the original overturned inquiry.
A new police investigation, as well as an inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) are also being conducted.