The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria


The Australasian College of Legal Medicine will host the following four part ‘Legal Reflections’ free webinar series in association with the following organisations.

This webinar series is free for all attendees. Simply register here to attend:


WEBINAR # 1 – PROFESSOR IAN FRECKELTON QC – ‘Concurrent Expert Evidence’

Date / Time: Monday 29 March 2021, 6.00pm AEST / 7.00pm AEDT

This webinar is brought to you by the Australasian College of Legal Medicine in partnership with The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria

About the speaker:

Professor Ian Freckelton is a Queen’s Counsel in full time practice as a barrister throughout Australia; a judge of the Supreme Court in Nauru; a tribunal member; a board and committee member; an investigator of allegations of misconduct; a professor of law, psychiatry and forensic medicine; a fellow of learned academies; a journal editor; a speaker at international gatherings; an author, editor and book reviewer; and a scholarly traveller. He is a Professorial Fellow in Law and Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Medicine at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. He is the Editor of the Journal of Law and Medicine and the Founding Editor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. has been a Commissioner at the Victorian Law Reform Commission, a President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, and held a variety of prominent international positions. He is a member of the Mental Health Tribunal of Victoria, the Coronial Council of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Council. He is the author of over 700 articles and more than 40 books, including the 6th edition of Expert Evidence: Law, Practice and Procedure (Thomson, 2019) and the 7 volume subscription service on Expert Evidence which is approaching its 30 year mark since initial publication.

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Special Rate for Medico Legal Society of Victoria Members to attend the 30th Annual Medico Legal Congress


Join us as we mark the 30th anniversary of Australia’s premier medico legal event and a highlight on the calendar of the nation’s medico legal professionals. The 2021 Congress will be held on

22-23 March 2021 at the Swissôtel Sydney.


This year’s congress features wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues, reviewing recent cases and discussing the future of healthcare and hospitals – from GPs to surgery in a post-COVID world.



  • The Honourable Justice Ian G. Harrison
  • Dr Stephen Parnis, Emergency Physician, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Werribee Mercy Hospital and former Vice President, AMA


Our line-up also includes:


  • Dr Kym Jenkins, Chair, Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC), Immediate Past President, RANZCP
  • Professor Susan Kurrle, Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network & Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Eurobodalla Health Services
  • Professor Damon Eisen, Acting Director Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention, Peninsula Health
  • Professor David Watters AM OBE, University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health, Alfred Deakin Professor, Deakin University & Chair, Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council
  • Dr Anne Tonkin, Chair, Medical Board of Australia
  • Vicky Antzoulas, Practice Leader Class Actions, SHINE LAWYERS

and many more…


As an official Supporting Partner, Medico Legal Society of Victoria members are entitled to a 15% discount at the time of registration. To register, simply enter the promo code P21A01MLSV when booking. Early bird rates are also available until 22 January 2021.


For more information and to register, visit:



The Australasian College of Legal Medicine

ACLM holds annual Basic and Advanced Law Intensive and Expert Witness courses, and Annual Scientific Meetings on a variety of medico-legal themes.

Learn more about the College including membership and upcoming courses via their website:




The Australian Centre for Health Law Research is delighted to announce the launch of its new website End of Life Law in Australia at Please feel free to circulate this email and the attached brochure to your colleagues, organisation and networks.

About the website

End of Life Law in Australia is designed to provide practical legal information for patients, families, health and legal practitioners, the media, policy makers and the broader community about Australian laws (by jurisdiction) relating to death, dying and end-of-life decision-making. The website covers key areas of interest including advance directives, guardianship, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, palliative care, organ donation and assisted dying and euthanasia, with links to external resources in each Australian State and Territory.

Subscribe and receive updates

End of life Law in Australia also has a Recent Developments webpage which is regularly updated with information about legal and policy developments in the end-of-life field. Should you wish to subscribe for updates, please email [email protected] with the words ‘subscribe website’ in the subject line.

Legal overview brochure –

We also attach for your information a brochure which provides an overview of the fundamental legal concepts relating to the law at end of life.

We welcome any feedback and suggestions about how to improve the website, and invite you to contact us any time.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope End of life Law in Australia is of interest, and a valuable resource for you.

Kind regards,

Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott



The Medico Legal Society of the United Kingdom


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