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.
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, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square B2 4BU (offices are accessed via Victoria Square, and are on the ground floor). An optional dinner is available beforehand at 18.30.
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.