Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

The Annual May Dinner 2008

  • Saturday, May 10, 2008
  • (UTC+01:00)
  • Kildare St University Club
The Annual May Dinner was held in the Kildare St and University Club on 10th May 2008. Members were welcomed at a reception in the Drawing Room by our President Dr Antonia Lehane, and as the crowd gathered and swelled, so did the volume of conversation, as old acquaintances were renewed and new friendships cemented. Our invited speakers for the evening were Lord Justice Sir Paul Girvan, Northern Ireland Medico-Legal Society, and Dr John Morris, Vice Chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation. After a delightful meal in the Main Dining room of the club, our President Dr Lehane introduced Dr John Morris, who delivered an eloquent and amusing toast to ’The Law’ and Lord Justice Sir Paul Girvan replied with an equally entertaining and occasionally mischievous toast to ’Medicine’.

Lord Justice Sir Paul Girvan 

Dr Des McGrath then took the floor and informed us that Ms Mary MacMurrough Murphy BL was standing down as Administrator after many years. He reminded us of her invaluable contribution over the years, and of how the Society may well have not survived without her constant hard work and attention. A special presentation of a glorious bouquet of flowers was made and Ms Mac Murrough Murphy BL took the floor and charmed us all with her stories and memories of the Society 

Ms Mary Mac Murrough Murphy BL 

The members continued to enjoy themselves very late into the night and all agreed that the Society had enjoyed yet another triumph of social activity. 

"Occupational Safety and Health: Medicine and the Law"

5 CPD Points - ICGP, CPsychI, RCPI

8:45-9:15 Registration (Tea/coffee)

MORNING SESSION Chair: Mr Justice Peter Kelly, President of the High Court

9:15-9:30 Welcome: Ms Liz Doyle Fleming, President, Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

9:30-9:55 Leadership and Resilience in the Professions

Prof Ciaran O’Boyle, RCSI

9:55-10:20 Mental Health Issues in the Professions

Dr James Anderson, NHS Practitioner Programme, London

10:20-10:45 Health and Wellbeing Support in the Legal Profession

Ms Mary B Jackson, LawCare UK

10:45-11:10 COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11:10-11:35 Practical and Medico-Legal Aspects of Occupational Health Assessments

Dr Robert Ryan, Partner, Medmark

11:35-12:00 Actionable Injury in Employment Litigation

Ms Marguerite Bolger SC

12:00-12:25 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Medical Perspective

Dr Damian Mohan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer, TCD

12:25-12:50 Medical Expert Evidence in Employment Litigation – the Legal Perspective

Mr Ian O’ Herlihy, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran, Solicitors

12:50-1:00 Panel Discussion

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION Chair: Prof Denis Cusack, Forensic and Legal Medicine

2:00-4.00 Workshop 1 Key Issues in Workplace Risk Assessment

Prof. Anne Drummond, UCD

Workshop 2 Red Flags for Burnout

Dr Blanaid Hayes, Beaumont Hospital

Workshop 3 Grievance in the Workplace: Pathways to Resolution

Eversheds Sutherland

Workshop 4 Practitioner Health Matters Programme -Doctors in Difficulty

Dr Íde Delargy, GP, Clinical Lead

4:00-4:15 Plenary Session and Close

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