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The Society’s current president, Sir Robert Francis QC is best known for his chairmanship of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust Public Enquiry. He was installed on 11th October  2018 –  our first meeting of the 2018-2019 season. His presidential address concerned the sad cases of Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard and  whether withdrawal of treatment was in the best interests of such children has been published in the Medico-Legal Journal.


The Society’s Council has announced the election of Professor Harry Zeitlin as the Society’s next President.He is due to take office in October 2020. Currently the medical editor of the Medico-Legal Journal, Professor Zeitlin has had a long and distinguished career in the field of adolescent and child psychiatry. He is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University College London and continues to serve as an expert witness in the Family Division, also in criminal, compensation and asylum cases.