Founded in 1956

Medico-Legal Society of Ireland

Welcome to the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland 

The Medico-Legal Society of Ireland was formed in 1956 with the aim of promoting discussion and understanding between members of the medical, legal and associated professions. Continuing medical and scientific developments create new medico-legal issues. New legislation and legal developments affect medical practice. The professions share common interests and problems thus benefiting both areas to seek a greater understanding of each other’s perspectives on common issues. 

The Society invites key speakers  to address current medico-legal topics. The academic lectures attract Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points. Each lecture for the  forthcoming 68th Session will  provide  2 CPD points.  The Society is currently in recess while the 68th Programme is being prepared by Council.

Mary Kennedy President

The Medico-legal Society of Ireland 

Founded in 1956


2 CPD points per meeting available from the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Lectures will take place at 7pm sharp (unless otherwise stated)


Thursday, 12th October 2023

Programme Launch and Inaugural Address

Kildare Street and University Club

‘The Role and Responsibility of the State in Litigation and Access to Justice’

Judge Deirdre Murphy

Reception at 6.30pm followed by lecture at 7.30pm



Thursday, 30th November 2023

Kildare Street and University Club

‘Children with Complex Needs and the Interface with Youth Justice’

Dr Aoife Kearney


Thursday, 18th January 2024

Kildare Street and University Club

‘The Medical Profession in the Four Courts: 1796 - 1922’

Ms Ruth Cannon BL


Saturday, 17th February 2024

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Medico-Legal Society Academic Day 2024

(Programme to follow)


Thursday, 21st March 2024

Kildare Street and University Club

‘Over The Counter' Medication: Dependency and Developments’

Dr Eamon Keenan


Thursday, 18th April 2024

Kildare Street and University Club

‘The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: One Year On’

Mr Paul Brady BL


Saturday, 18th May 2024

Kildare Street and University Club

Annual Maytime Gala Dinner (Black-tie)

(Details to follow)


Thursday, 20th June 2024 @ 6.30pm

Kildare Street and University Club

Annual General Meeting of the Society


Members and their guests are encouraged to join the Council and speakers for dinner. Dinner with beverage is €60 per person.   Members intending to dine after relevant meetings must book in advance. Dinner bookings are received up to three working day before the lecture dates . Bookings made thereafter are not confirmed and places are allocated on a stand-by basis only. To book dinner places please Email:  Honorary Treasurer, Members who book for dinner and who do not attend or who do not cancel their booking at least one working day before the lecture date, will be liable for the full cost of their meal.

The dress code for the Kildare Street and University Club is jacket and tie for gentlemen and similar appropriate dress for ladies (no trainers or denim). Please observe the dress code when attending the Society’s events and functions.  Mobile phones must be turned off while in the Club.

The Council of the Medico-Legal Society have considered current public health guidelines when planning this programme of events. Where possible, the Council will facilitate online webinar access for members. 



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