The Medico-Legal Society

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We are delighted to announce that two women pre-eminent in their respective fields have accepted our invitation to speak at our annual dinner on Monday 20th May 2019. Dame  Nicola Davies, Lady Justice of Appeal will propose the traditional toast to “Medicine” and Dame Clare Marx, formerly President of the Royal College of Surgeons and currently chair of the General Medical Council will toast “the Law.” Flyers setting out full details and an an application form will be posted shortly and will also appear on this website. The venue will be the same as for last year’s dinner – the Great Hall of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in London EC4.

The latest Medico-Journal has been published and the print edition should have reached members and subscribers by the beginning of January.

Diana Brahams ’editorial reports at length on a “remarkable conference” in London focussing on women’s health issues including screening for breast cancer, HRT and inter-operative radiotherapy.

Reports on the Society’s own proceedings include Sir Mansel Aylward’s talk on the Bevan Commission’s review of healthcare in Wales which, as he explains, had implications for the whole of the UK and beyond. There is also  full report (with photos) of the addresses to the Society’s annual dinner delivered by the unique “double act” of Dr David Wright, Microbiologist and his wife Rosalind Wright, former director of the Serious Fraud Office.

There are independent contributions on Death during Sexual Intercourse, Illegal import of Narcotics into Italy by “Body Packing,” the issue of Covert Recording of Medicolegal Consultations and a new Hong Kong statute which protects a factual statement in an apology from being used  in litigation. Finally, there is a controversial letter from a retired English barrister on Transgender Issues

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