The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
Mr Gregory Barns SC is an Australian barrister, author, political commentator, company director and former political candidate based in Hobart, Tasmania. He practices law in the area of human rights and criminal defence in both Melbourne and Hobart and took silk in Tasmania in May 2020. Greg is the author of three books on Australian politics and writes regularly for the Hobart Mercury, the South China Morning Post and The Drum.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.