The Medico-Legal Society

Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

The Society’s Annual Dinner took place at the Army & Navy Club in Pall Mall on 20th June 2024. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff who is a Professor of Palliative Medicine, proposed the toast to “The Law” and Baron Faulks of Donnington KC proposed the toast to “the Law.”


Dr Sarah Galbraith

Dr Sarah Galbraith became the Society’s President on 1 Jul 2024. She read medicine at Girton College, Cambridge in the early 1980s during which she developed an interest in medical law and ethics. She was commissioned into the RAMC as a regular army officer in 1984, being sponsored for part of her clinical medicine student years. During her army career she served in Northern Ireland, Germany, UK and the first Gulf War. After a, very, brief sojourn as an NHS GP Partner she completed a LLM in medical law and joined MOD as Head of Army medico- legal services. During many years working for MOD she has been involved in a range of interesting issues, a few of which she will speak about in her Presidential Address on 10 October 2024 ‘’A Military Medico Legal Medley’’.

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