Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

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


President’s Address

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?’

Office of the Data Protection Commission


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

followed by

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.

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