The Medico-Legal Society

Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

President of MLS, Simon Readhead KC, chaired Inspire Medilaw’s Annual Medico-Legal Conference held on 1 December 2023 at the Examination Schools Oxford. The conference spanned topics of interest for doctors doing medico legal work including Panel discussions on report writing, Conferences with Counsel, How to Survive an Inquest, Analysis of Material Contribution, Consent update, NHS Resolution update and the Business of running a medico-legal practice.  It was an absolutely excellent day and the Medico-Legal Society manned a stand attracting much interest and new members.

This year’s Minty Lecture on 10 October 2023 was to have been delivered by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Judge who was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2008 to 2013. Because of ill health, Lord Judge was unable to deliver his lecture. Subsequently, the Society was very saddened to hear that Lord Judge had died on 7 November 2023 aged 82. He is survived by his wife, Judith, one son and two daughters to whom the Society sends its deepest sympathy. The President has written to Lady Judge on behalf of the Society. This year’s Minty Lecture will now be given by Dr. Michael Powers KC, BSc, MB BS, DA, FFFLM LLD (Hon). Dr. Powers will address the Society on 14 March 2024 on “Medicine and law – A view from both sides”.

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