Annual Medico-Legal Conference

Events for Healthcare

09:30 am
01 Dec, 2023
Examination Schools, University Oxford

Annual Medico-Legal Conference

Events for Healthcare

09:30 am
01 Dec, 2023
Examination Schools, University Oxford

Inspire MediLaw’s annual conference brings together medical and legal professionals from across the UK to get the latest medico-legal updates and insights on a range of topics, from report writing to causation.

This conference offers exceptional value for money given the very high-calibre of speakers.

Unlike many medico-legal conferences, Inspire MediLaw’s event is designed solely for medical professionals.

Chaired by Simon Readhead KC, Barrister, Deka Chambers and President of the Medico-Legal Society

This year’s conference will be chaired by Simon Readhead KC.

Alongside Simon, we’ll also be welcoming a host of other high-profile speakers, who will cover:

  • the latest medico-legal updates
  • top tips for report writing
  • how to survive an Inquest
  • addressing the legal issues: material contribution
  • the business of running a successful medico-legal practice.

Our legal speakers are all ranked highly in the Legal 500. We’ll also be welcoming experienced medical experts from a cross section of specialities who will share their own experiences of medico-legal practice.

Network with like-minded clinicians

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with others working in the medico-legal profession and hear the lived experiences of legal and medical professionals.

The event is suitable for established medical expert witnesses and newcomers to the role. It is also suitable for medical professionals who have specific interests in medico-legal issues

Key Subjects

In 2023, the Annual Medico-Legal Conference will focus on the following themes: 

  • The latest medico-legal updates
  • Top tips for report writing
  • How to survive an Inquest
  • Addressing the legal issues: material contribution
  • The business of running a successful medico-legal practice

Who will Attend

  • All Hospital Consultants
  • Consultant General Surgeon
  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Consultant Urologist
  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Consultant Spinal Surgeon
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • Critical Care Consultant
  • Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Consultant Neurologist
  • Consultant Neuroradiologist
  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Consultant Histopathologist
  • Consultant Rheumatologist
  • Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  • Consultant Endocrinologist
  • Consultant Dermatologist
  • Consultant Oncologist
  • Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Consultant Neuropsychologist
  • Consultant Paediatrician
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Consultant Cardiologist
  • Consultant Haematologist
  • Intensive Care Consultants
  • Consultant Chest Physicians
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapist
  • GPs

Sponsors & Partners

The programme





Legal update on the pitfalls and intricacies of medicolegal expert evidence

Laura Begley and Ella Davies, Barristers, Deka Chambers (TBC)


Panel discussion on report writing – top tips from our legal panel

Joe McManus, Partner, Kennedys, Paul Sankey, Clinical Negligence Solicitor and Partner, Enable Law, John White, Solicitor and Partner, Enable Law and Lauren Sutherland KC





Addressing the legal issues: Material contribution

Mr Paul Sankey, Clinical Negligence Solicitor and Partner, Enable Law


How to survive an inquest

John White, Solicitor and Partner, Enable Law


Conferences with Counsel

  • The lawyer’s perspective
  • What to expect
  • Preparation
  • The discussion
  • The joint statement
  • Change of opinion

Giles Eyre, Barrister (TBC)





Experts – the good, the bad and the ugly

Lauren Sutherland KC and Isabel Bathurst, Inquest, Inquiry and Injury solicitor


Personal injury talk (title to be confirmed)

Joe McManus, Partner, Kennedys Solicitors





The business of running a successful medico-legal practice

  • Working with Agencies
  • Getting instructions – building relationships with solicitors and agencies
  • Working in different jurisdictions
  • What to charge for and tips on how to chase unpaid invoices
  • A collaboration of experienced medical experts

(Mr Stuart Matthews, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant, Dr Adrian Rees, GP)


Defence work - the future of medico-legal claims in the NHS

Simon Hammond

NHS Resolution 


Round up and close

Round up and close

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