Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Below is the past programme of the Society since October 2018.

11/10/2018Medical Professionalism in the 21st CenturySir Robert Francis QC, President of the Medico-Legal Society
08/11/2018Objectivity in an Adversarial SystemLady Justice Hallett
13/12/2018Ethico-Legal Issues arising in the care of Gender-Variant Children and AdolescentsDr Bernadette Wren, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
10/01/2019When Things Go Wrong – Gross Negligent Manslaughter in HealthcareProfessor Sir Norman Williams MS FRCS FMedSci FRCP FRCP(Edin) FRCA FDS(Hon) FACS(Hon) FRCSI(Hon) FRCSEd(Hon), Chairman National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP), Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London
14/02/2019The Prosecution of Sexual Offences in 2019 including medical issues that arise in respect of consent and capacityHis Honour Peter Rook QC
14/03/2019Global surprise: the leading cause of death and disability in young people, and what we are doing about it.Charles Clayton, Chief Executive and Dr James de Courcy, Chair of Trustees of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation. PLEASE NOTE This is a change to the advertised programme
11/04/2019Assisted Fertility – the legal and ethical issuesCatherine Drennan, Head of Legal Dept, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
09/05/2019Can the NHS as we know it reach its 100th Birthday or is it now in Palliative Care?Chris Hopson, Chief Executive NHS Providers
20/05/2019ANNUAL DINNERThe Apothecaries Hall, Black Friars Lane London EC4V 6EJ. Speakers: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Nicola Davies DBE will propose the toast to “Medicine” and Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the GMC and past President of the Royal College of Surgeons will propose the toast to “the Law”
13/06/2019Should Assisted Dying require the consent of a High Court Judge?Professor Penney Lewis, School of Law & Ethics, Kings College London
10/10/2019Why is it so difficult for Doctors to be Honest? — Minty LectureMr Henry Marsh CBE, FRICS, Neurosurgeon
14/11/2019When Dental Implants go WrongDr Michael Norton BDS, FDS, RCS (Ed)
12/12/2019With the End in MindKathryn Mannix — Palliative Care Doctor
09/01/2020Capacity, Conflict & CompensationClem Maddock, Consultant Psychiatrist
13/02/2020The Penal System — a Suitable Case for TreatmentFrances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform
12/03/2020The Importance of the Medico-Legal Relationship in Immigration LawBahar Ata, Director of Public Law & Immigration, Duncan Lewis, Solicitors
09/04/2020Rumours, Myths and Realities CANCELLED – see 2020-2021 ProgrammeChristopher P Dorries CBE, HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (West)
14/05/2020Air Pollution — The Greatest Public Health Risk of our Time CANCELLED – see 2020-2021 ProgrammeProfessor Stephen Holgate CBE,Clinical Professor of Immuno-pharmacology, Medical Research Council
11/06/2020ONLINE MEETING VIA ZOOM – AGM followed by panel discussion on Covid-19Dr Rachel Clarke, Nageena Khalique QC & Dr Kathleen Liddell
08/10/2020Presidential Address: Expert Witnesses Past Present & FutureProfessor Harry Zeitlin
12/11/2020The Consequences of TortureDr Margaret Brearley
10/12/2020Medicines and MurderProfessor Robin Ferner, Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at City Hospital Birmingham, and Honorary Consultant at the West Midlands Centre for Adverse Drug Reactions.
14/01/2021Medical Legal Considerations in Premier League FootballDr Gary O’Driscoll, Head of Sports Medicine, Arsenal Football Club
11/02/2021What is a Pandemic?Dr Nathalie MacDermott, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London
11/03/2021Managing pandemics: – What we have to learn from the work of Austin Bradford HillProfessor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor, President’s Envoy for Health at Imperial College London and former Director of Research and Development for the National Heart and Lung Institute
08/04/2021Rumours, Myths and RealitiesJeremy Chipperfield, HM Coroner for County Durham & Darlington
13/05/2021The Medicolegal Implications of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)Dr Christopher A. Jenner MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, London, Director, Medicolegal Partners Limited, Medical Director, London Pain Clinic, 9 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QY
10/06/2021The Importance of a transparently independent & professional investigation when things have gone wrong or accusations madeTom Kark QC, QEB Hollis Whitman Chambers
14/10/2021Dr Margaret Stark President, Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians. Followed by reception to celebrate our 120th AnniversaryThe Forensic Physician – A dying profession
11/11/2021Lord Jonathan Sumption Justice of the Supreme Court between 2012 and 2018The Value of Life – in law and in practice
09/12/2021Colonel James Hardy Forensic OdontologistForensic Dentistry and Why Not Bite Marks?
13/01/2022Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury GBS PC Hon FRS President of the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2017Personal autonomy: a blessing or a curse
10/02/2022Andrew Hoyle MBBS Barrister LLM MRCGP FRAeS Hon FFFLMCyber warfare – does it have a legal basis? Can the UK lawfully protect healthcare from an overseas cyber attack?
10/03/2022Philip Barlow H.M. Assistant Coroner for Inner South LondonWhat power the inquisition? Do coroners really make a difference?
14/04/2022Nicola Mundy, Solicitor, Senior Coroner, SE YorkshireBY ZOOM ONLY Deaths and the Smart (or not so Smart?) Motorways
12/05/2022Mrs Justice LambertThe Hillsborough Inquest 2014-2016
09/06/2022Mr Matthew Izett-Kay BMBS MD MRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist Urogynaecologist, John Radcliffe, OxfordUrogynaecology and Mesh: Who, why, and where doctors go wrong.
20/06/2022Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws & Professor Iain HutchisonAnnual Dinner at the Apothecaries