Welcome to the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland was formed in 1956 with the aim of promoting discussion and understanding between members of the medical, legal and associated professions. Continuing medical and scientific developments create new medico-legal issues. New legislation and legal developments affect medical practice. The professions share common interests and problems and it benefits both to seek a greater understanding of each other’s perspectives on common issues.
The Society invites speakers to address it on current medico-legal topics. This year the lectures will take the format of webinars so that we can adhere to government guidelines. We hope to plan a social function on the 29th of May 2021. Further details to follow.
Founded in 1956
The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
Programme for the 65th Session 2020-2021
CPD/The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland accredited
CPD certificates will be emailed to registered attendees after each webinar/lecture
Thursday, 15th October 2020
COVID-19:‘How the Courts have changed’
Ms Angela Denning, CEO of the Courts Service
Thursday, 19th November 2020
COVID-19: ‘Employee safety, health & wellbeing in the workplace’
Ms Julie Galbraith, Partner, Employment Law, Eversheds Sutherland
Thursday, 10th December 2020
Assisted Human Reproduction: ‘Recent developments in law’
Dr Andrea Mulligan, Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Telemedicine: ‘Professional and legal aspects of responsible telemedicine’
Professor Damian Mohan, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland
Thursday, 25th February 2021
COVID-19: Data Protection ‘What are we prepared to concede in the name of safety?’
Thursday, 25th March 2021
COVID-19: Ethical Dilemmas ‘A personal reflection’
Dr Catherine Motherway, Consultant in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia, University Hospital Limerick
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
‘The Anatomy of a Pandemic’
Professor Harry Kennedy, Executive Clinical Director, National Forensic Mental Health Service,
Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin
Webinars via Zoom will commence at 7.30 pm sharp.
Details on registration and invitations for Zoom links for each webinar will be circulated by email in advance of each lecture.
Saturday, 29th May 2021
Medico-Legal Society 65th Session Summer Event
Details to follow in accordance with Government Guidelines
Thursday, 24th June 2021
Annual General Meeting and CPD Lecture
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
‘I can tell if you’re lying, but I can’t tell why’
Dr Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist,
Senior Lecturer, King’s College, University College London
Lecture @ 6.30pm
Annual General Meeting @ 7.30pm
The President, Officers and Council of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland have planned this Programme for the 65th Session 2020-2021 taking account of current Covid-19 restrictions.
The Society reserves the right to make changes to the Programme should the need arise.
We thank you for your co-operation in advance.