Welcome

This not-for-profit annual conference, now in its 6th year, provides a forum for doctors and lawyers to learn from each other and exchange views. It is distinguished by its convivial atmosphere and the expertise of its speakers and delegates alike.

 

Topics in 2016:

 

  • Neurology, pain and surgical choices
  • Dealing with brain injuries
  • When is it best to treat?
  • Hot topics, including: consent, causation

 

Distinguished and expert speakers

 

We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC. We have an extended session on the important topic of consent post Montgomery by James Badenoch QC, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row Chambers. All our speakers are leading figures in their fields, medical, legal, and medico-legal. See all speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Organisers

Dr Rajesh Munglani - Founder
Consultant in Pain Medicine

Dr Munglani has a strong research interest in the neurobiology of chronic pain states and chronic spinal regional pain syndromes. He founded the Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference in 2011. He has considerable medico-legal experience and has given evidence in court including the High Court on many occasions.

Stuart McKechnie - Chair
Barrister, 9 Gough Square

Stuart is listed as a Leading Junior in the Chambers and Partners (Band 1) & Legal 500 Clients’ Guides. He has extensive experience in a complete range of personal injury and clinical negligence work. Much of his practice is at the High Court.

Julian Benson
Barrister, Guildhall Chambers

Julian’s practice is focused on a balance of Claimant and Defendant work, typically involving brain injuries, catastrophic limb injuries, chronic pain syndromes and disorders, and psychiatric injuries. He handles professional negligence claims arising from the negligent handling of personal injury claims.

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC Keynote
Lord Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC

Charles Leslie Falconer, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC, is a British Labour peer and barrister. Lord Falconer became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs in 2003 under Prime Minister Tony Blair. He was named Shadow Justice Secretary under the acting leadership of Harriet Harman, and continues in this role after the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party.

Dr Michael Spencer
Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Spencer is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Pain Medicine at West Suffolk Hospital. His pain clinic caseload comprises patients with pain conditions and significant psychological and psychiatric presentations. He is a Council Member of the Section of Pain Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mr Peter Baird
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Peter is a Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon with a speciality interest in shoulder surgery over the last 15 years before his retirement in 2010. His medico-legal practice is in personal Injury and medical negligence, including coroners cases.