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.
Ann Thomas is the Managing Partner at International Family Lawyers Group LLP). Ann is a Lawyer who specialises in International Child Relocation. She is recognised as a leading International Children’s Lawyer and is head of the International Family Law Group’s international children’s team. Ann has been involved in a number of International high profile and reported Cases and is often asked by the Media to comment on topical issues in Family Law. Ann (with her fellow partner and co-founder of the firm David Hodson) have also written on recent developments in family law and have presented seminars on the international aspects in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. This particular topic will cover lessons which can be learnt for all us in the Legal and/or Medical profession when dealing with very high-profile cases unexpectedly. She will also cover the developments of global co-operation. By way of background, Ann is also a classical trained singer (Royal College of Music) and had a career in Teaching before qualifying as a solicitor. Outside work she teaches CPR and undertakes voluntary work at The Phylis Tuckwell Hospice and at St Luke’s Cancer Centre (Royal Surrey Hospital). We welcome Ann and David to Melbourne from London. Chatham House rules will apply to this meeting
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.