Meetings  

You are welcome to attend individual meetings as a guest of an existing BMLS member at £15 per meeting. Alternatively you may like to become a member and have access to all six presentations in a season for £60.  

Annual Dinner 

24 March 2023  
The Annual Dinner is a black tie event and will take place at Edgbaston Golf Club. Tickets are £47 per person.  

AGM then Secondary Victim Claims for Psychiatric Injury: How Close is Close Enough? 

September 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Charles Bagot QC, Gatehouse Chambers 
 
A rough guide to secondary victim law, with a particular focus on legal and factual proximity and the Court of Appeal’s decision in Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. How did we end up here? 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant, Colmore Row. 

Minimising risk in peri-operative care. Presenting the best version of yourself for surgery. 

October 31, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Dr Egidio da Silva, Consultant in Perioperative Medicine and Anaesthetics 
 
Pre-optimising patients for surgery is known to minimise complications during and following surgery. A lack of demonstration that attempts have been made to ensure pre-habilitation, have been affected or advised on, may be interpreted negatively. Indeed it may result in a less than desirable outcome for the patient. This presentation will discuss example of risks for surgery and how they can be minimised. 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant, Colmore Row.  

Clinical Negligence Claims Arising During the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

November 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Nicholas Truelove, Barrister at Kings Chambers 
 
A discussion about competing interests impacting on the viability of claims arising from or impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant. Colmore Row.  

The State of our Nation’s Prisons. 

January 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Michael Campbell, De Profundis Ltd, Subject Matter Experts on the Criminal Justice Sector 
 
Why our countries are such a disgrace and should the front gates of a prison should be replaced by a revolving door. Is the government’s answer, to build ourselves out of the problem the right decision? 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant, Colmore Row.  

Neonatal Brain Injury - a Medico-legal Perspective 

February 27, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Dr Grenville Fox, Consultant Neonatologist, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London 
 
This presentation will describe perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia in term infants with respect to the neonatologist’s contribution to determining causation from a medico-legal perspective 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant, Colmore Row. 

The Top 10 Medico-Legal Issues for GPs 

March 27, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (supper at 6.30pm if pre-booked) 
Dr Tony Feltbower, retired Portfolio GP, Coventry 
 
 
An optional supper is available beforehand at 18.30 at Gusto restaurant. Colmore Row.  
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