Annual Medico-legal
Conference (England)


1 December 2023


9.15 – 17.00


Examination Schools, University Oxford


CPD accreditation: 6 hours

(Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)


Cost: £320 (+VAT)

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Our annual conference is always one of the most popular events on our calendar. It 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


    Annual Medico-legal Conference (England)
    1 December 2023

    Chair, Simon Readhead KC, Deka Chambers and President of the Medico-Legal Society




    Stories of medico-legal practice at the Bar
    James Badenoch KC, 1 Crown Row Office


    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
    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
    The discussion
    The joint statement
    Change of opinion
    Giles Eyre, Barrister, Deka Chambers




    Consent update following the Supreme Court decision in McCulloch
    Lauren Sutherland KC, Ampersand Advocates & Byrom Street Chambers


    Reflecting on recent cases: challenges and pitfalls
    Joe McManus, Partner, Kennedys Solicitors




    The business of running a successful medico-legal practice

    Medico-legal digitisation
    Richard Williams-Lees (Co-Founder, CEO and Director of McCollum Consultants/ALLDOQ)
    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
    Dr Adrian Rees, GP others TBC


    Defence work – the future of medico-legal claims in the NHS
    Simon Hammond
    NHS Resolution


    Round-up and close


    Simon Readhead KC


    Lauren Sutherland KC

    Clinical Negligence Advocate, Ampersand Advocates

    Giles Eyre

    Associate Member of Deka Chambers

    Mr Paul Sankey

    Medical Negligence Lawyer, Enable Law

    Isabel Bathurst

    Inquest, Inquiry and Injury Solicitor

    Dr Adrian Rees

    GP and Expert Witness

    John White

    Medical Negligence Solicitor & Partner, Enable Law

    Joe McManus

    Personal Injury Solicitor and Partner, Kennedy’s Law LLP

    Simon Hammond

    Director of Claims Management

    James Badenoch KC

    James Badenoch KC


    Feedback from last year’s conference

    Mr Neil Roberts, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

    Excellent conference. I have done medicolegal for over 6 years and still learnt a lot. I will be coming back to Inspire Medilaw for further training in the future.

    Dr Alessandro Bruno, Consultant Psychiatrist

    Inspiring and comprehensive.

    Dr Ian Harley, Consultant Gynaeoncologist

    A great way to be updated on medico-legal practice and how to improve on current practice.

    Mr Giles Deadhead, Consultant Urological Surgeon

    The key medico-legal conference

    Dr Jonathan Moore, GP

    Inspire MediLaw conference are particularly focused on the practical aspects of expert witness work. It is great to have teaching and advice on aspects that you use daily in your work.  This is a particular advance to other conferences.

    Dr Kieran Hogarth, Consultant Neuroradiologist

    I found the day very enjoyable indeed. Having also been to other annual conferences, I found that I preferred the fact that it was a smaller group of medics rather than the mixture of other non-medical experts that attend other conferences.  It made for interesting conversations and I enjoyed meeting some of the other delegates.

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