Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Programme 2019–2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS – future meetings and events

Members of the Society and visitors to this Website will understand that we have had to cancel some forthcoming events. Please visit this page before attending any event.

Event Why is it so difficult for Doctors to be Honest? — Minty Lecture
Date 10th October 2019
Speaker Mr Henry Marsh CBE, FRICS, Neurosurgeon

Event When Dental Implants go Wrong
Date 14th November 2019
Speaker Dr Michael Norton BDS, FDS, RCS (Ed)

Event With the End in Mind
Date 12th December 2019
Speaker Kathryn Mannix — Palliative Care Doctor

Event Capacity, Conflict & Compensation
Date 9th January 2020
Speaker Clem Maddock, Consultant Psychiatrist

Event The Penal System — a Suitable Case for Treatment
Date 13th February 2020
Speaker Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform

Event The Importance of the Medico-Legal Relationship in Immigration Law
Date 12th March 2020
Speaker Bahar Ata, Director of Public Law & Immigration, Duncan Lewis, Solicitors

Event Rumours, Myths and Realities CANCELLED
Date 9th April 2020
Speaker Christopher P Dorries CBE, HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (West)

Event Air Pollution — The Greatest Public Health Risk of our Time CANCELLED
Date 14th May 2020
Speaker Professor Stephen Holgate CBE,Clinical Professor of Immuno-pharmacology, Medical Research Council

Event ONLINE MEETING VIA ZOOM – AGM followed by panel discussion on Covid-19
Date 11 June 2020 6.45 PM
Speakers To include Dr Rachel Clarke, Nageena Khalique QC & Dr Kathleen Liddell

Event Annual Dinner at The Apothecaries Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 5EJ                     NO DINNER THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS BUT RESCHEDULED FOR 2021 – SEE BELOW
Date Monday 21st June 2021
Speakers The Rt Hon Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC FRSA will propose the Toast to Medicine

Professor Iain Hutchison BDS MB BS FRCS (Eng + Edin) FFDRSCI FDSRCS will propose the Toast to The Law

Attendance at meetings is limited to Members of the Society and their guests. However, if you would like to come to one meeting as a “Taster” before joining, please contact the secretary Sandra Marcantonio at [email protected] or any other member of the Society’s Council.

Membership is open to anyone interested in Medico-Legal matters. For membership details, see here. Students are welcome and may join at a reduced subscription.

With the exception of the Annual Dinner, or unless otherwise stated, all meetings take place at 7 pm at:

The Medical Society of London
Lettsom House
11 Chandos Street
Cavendish Square

See below for a map.

Meetings are followed by a drinks reception.

If you have any queries, please contact us.