The Medico-Legal Society

Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

The latest Medico-Legal Journal – published online and in print form contains the usual wide range of contributions.

Lord Sumption’s talk on the Value of Life and Malcom Brahams’ review of the Society’s first 120 years are reproduced.

Original articles include contributions from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School discussing malpractice suits arising from hip related and other orthopaedic surgery, from Albania a discusssion of deaths linked to ritualistic or satanic practices and from Saudi Arabia an article on how skin conditions like eczema may prejudice fingerprint evidence.

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Dinner is served at Apothecaries Hall

The Society’s annual dinner, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, finally took place on 20th June 2022. The venue was once again the Apothecaries Hall in BlackFriars Lane London EC4.

The toast to”Medicine” was proposed by Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, QC and the toast to “The Law” was proposed by her husband Professor Iain Hutchison.


Baroness Kennedy (L) with the                     L: The Hon Medical Secretary, Dr Gerrard Burnett

President, Professor Zeitlin  (R)                      R: Professor Iain Hutchison

and Mrs Zeitlin (Centre)


L: President-elect Simon Readhead QC               Current President,                       L: Ms Jane Turner, Medical Editor

R: Past President Robert Francis QC                      Professor Harry Zeitlin                  R: Mrs Diana Brahams, Editor


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