The Birmingham Medico-Legal Society was founded in May 1987. The aim of the society is “to promote medico-legal knowledge and develop contacts and co-operation between the professions of medicine and law”. With this in mind, a programme of lectures and social events is organised for legal and healthcare professionals and students. 
Start of the New Season Programme 2023/24 
Past President Update & Announcement of new BMLS President. 
"It has been a privilege to lead BMLS as President since 2021 and to have worked with a team of creative and talented members who sit on BMLS Council.  
Together we addressed challenges posed by the COVID Pandemic to continue to deliver an excellent Professional Learning & Development Programme & provide networking opportunities for our valued members and guests. I am pleased to report BMLS has built on the success of modernising its website in 2021, inspired new members to join, collaborated on joint ventures 
and opened up further network opportunities for its members. 
I am particularly pleased to report this year BMLS Council worked on an exciting venture, collaborating with HM Senior Coroner for Birmingham & Solihull and Browne Jacobson Solicitors  
to hold our first ever joint collaborative learning event, a “live Mock Coroner Inquest into neonatal death” acted out at the Birmingham Coroner Court with HM Senior Coroner along with an  
Assistant Coroner presiding over the mock Inquest. The event was a tremendous success with 150 delegates attending. The collaboration raised about £2000 donated to  
two maternity charities “SANDS” & “BABY LIFELINE”. 
BMLS also provided for our members and guests the 2022/23 season programme of fascinating Presentations by eminent speakers on topics ranging from “minimising risk in peri operative care“, “claims arising from COVID” and “birth related brain injury” to “top 10 medico legal issues”. 
To end our seasonal programme, BMLS members celebrated with the grandeur of our Black-Tie Annual Dinner Event on 24 March 2023, where our invited Guest Speaker, a Crown Court Judge, delivered an excellent and entertaining speech. The evening concluded nicely with our ever popular after dinner raffle raising £470 donated to the charity EPIC. 
Finally, I am delighted and it is with great pleasure to announce that at the AGM on 25/9/23 Dr Jonathan Hurlow was duly elected as the new BMLS President. 
We look forward to working with Dr Hurlow as he leads the Society with his invaluable experience, drive, and passion to further the aims and objectives of the BMLS and for its valued members to continue to learn, develop and network within a niche and friendly society." 
Miss Madhu Rai 
Past President 


Membership of the Society is open to barristers, solicitors, paralegals, trainee solicitors, and law students; registered medical and dental practitioners and students of the two professions; accountants and to other professionals who are interested in medico-legal work. 


Meetings start at 19.30 and take place at Browne Jacobson offices, 15th Floor, 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG). An optional dinner is available beforehand at 18.00.  


Members can claim Continuing Professional Development points in line with their current College procedures (medical profession) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (solicitors). 
The society is part of the life of the Midlands professions of medicine and law and has forged links with other medico-legal societies, the Birmingham Law Society, the Medical Defence Union, the Medical Protection Society and West Midlands NHS Trusts. 
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