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. Also, new legislation and the developing body of law affects medical practice. The professions share common interests and problems and it is in their best interests that they should seek a greater understanding of each other’s perspective with regard to such issues.
The society invites speakers to address it on current medico-legal topics and a lively discussion follows each meeting. Members and their guests are also welcome to dine after each meeting.
For more than 60 years, the society has continued its pioneering role in advancing medico-legal knowledge in Ireland. One of the society’s great strengths has always been the quality of its speakers and a glance at the list of past speakers reveals former Presidents of Ireland, Chiefs Justice and even a Nobel Prize winner.