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Monthly Archives: May 2019

The latest Medico-Legal Journal (Volume 87 Part 1) has been published. The Editors have made some thoughtful comments on Assisted Dying referring, in particular, to the Charlie Gard case.

Elisabeth Wilkinson’s talk to the Society on the Germanwings Disaster – the plane whose pilot flew his plane into a mountainside – is reproduced in full including the subsequent discussion.

Contributions from India include articles on the role of dental evidence in establishing post-mortem identity and on Brain-stem Death.

Contributors from Palermo discuss killing methods in Sicilian Mafia Families and our long-standing member Alec Samuels discusses whether the NHS has been reasonable in refusing treatment taking circumstances and regulatory factors into account.



The Society’s Annual Dinner took place at the Apothecaries Hall on 20th May 2019.

The President, Robert Francis QC introduced the speakers


The Rt Hon Lady Justice Nicola Davies QC proposed the toast to “Medicine”

Dame Clare Marx proposed the toast to”The Law”