Event: Symposium on Law, Compassion, and Healthcare

20 February 2017

18 May 2017, 14:00—17:30hrs

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

A symposium exploring compassion in relation to law and healthcare – through presentations and discussion, with speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary.

Speakers

Sir Mark Hedley, former High Court judge; ruled in, inter alia, Portsmouth NHS Trust v. Wyatt.

Professor Hazel Biggs, Professor of Healthcare Law and Bioethics; co-Director of HEAL (the Centre for Health Ethics and Law), University of Southampton, Editor-in-Chief (Joint), Medical Law Review

Paul Bowen QC, Brick Court Chambers; author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Mental Health Act 2007

Dr. Paquita de Zulueta, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College; Member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Kate Rohde, Solicitor, Partner, Kingsley Napley

Dr. Phil Bielby, Law, University of Hull, author of Competence and Vulnerability in Biomedical Research

Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Founder & Convenor, Law & Compassion Research Network

Chairs

Dr. Glenys Williams, Law, Aberystwyth University

Katy Peters, Law, University of Surrey

Registration fee £59.00 

Booking

Via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-on-law-compassion-and-healthcare-tickets-31853045316?aff=es2

Enquiries: Dermot Feenan, Academic Coordinator. dermot.feenan [at] sas.ac.uk

Organised by the Law & Compassion Research Network.


Seminar: religion, pluralism and medical ethics in paediatric intensive care

16 February 2017

May 8 2017, Jesus College Oxford 2pm-5pm, including refreshments

A child is critically ill in the intensive care unit. Doctors believe that the child’s prognosis is very poor and that treatment should be withdrawn. However, her parents do not agree. They say that it is contrary to their religion to stop treatment.

How often is religion a source of disagreement about treatment in intensive care? What are the views of major religions about withdrawing treatment in intensive care? 

Should religious requests for treatment be treated differently from secular requests? Should religious preferences for treatment count in a child? Should religious views be accommodated when providing scarce and expensive medical resources?

Guest Speaker: Prof John Paris S.J., Professor of Bioethics, Boston College

Speakers/ Panel Participants:

John Paris, Joe Brierley, Sarah Barclay, David Jones, John Wyatt, Siddiq Diwan, Dominic Wilkinson

This seminar is aimed at health professionals, ethicists, philosophers, theologians and chaplains. There are strictly limited places.

Early bird registration £15/10* if register by 28th February. £25/20* subsequently.

*Discounted registration for students.

To reserve a place at the seminar, please email rachel.gaminiratne [at] philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Questions about the seminar should be directed to Professor Dominic Wilkinson, dominic.wilkinson [at] philosophy.ox.ac.uk


Event: Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law

19 January 2017

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the IALS New Book Forum chaired by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, IALS.  The first book under discussion is:

Title:  Towards a Rhetoric of Medical Law, Routledge, 2016

Author: Professor John Harrington, Cardiff University

Commentators: Professor Richard Ashcroft (QMUL); Dr Emilie Cloatre (Kent);  Professor Alan Finlayson (UEA)

Date and Time: 7 February 2017, 16.00-18.00

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

For further information and to book please go to the event page.


Seminar: Nervous Shock and the Chameleon Nature of English Judicial Decisions in Australian Legislation

22 November 2016

IALS Legal History Seminar

02 Dec 2016, 18:00 to 20:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Professor Mark Lunney, University of New England, Nervous Shock and the Chameleon Nature of English Judicial Decisions in Australian Legislation: Section 4 of the ‘Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1944’ (NSW)

This event is free but advance booking is requested.

Organised in association with the London Legal History seminar.


Seminars: The London Medico-Legal Society

17 November 2016

The London Medico-Legal Society meets monthly during the academic year for a lecture of interest followed by drinks and canapes. The meetings are held in the Medical Society of London building, a lovely old Georgian town house in Chandos Street W1.

We are keen to welcome new members, if you are interested in joining please do get in touch, you are very welcome to come to a couple of meetings before committing to join (the annual subscription is excellent value at £100 or £25 for students).

You will be very welcome; if you are planning to come to a meeting please contact us so that we can welcome you.

Dr Sarah Galbraith

Member of Council, London Medico-Legal Society

medicolegalgalbraith [at] gmail.com


Seminar: Current Legal Challenges for the NHS

10 November 2016

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2016  6.00pm – 7.00pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1DD

Topics to be covered include:

  • NHS consultations – general principles
  • Public sector equality duty – potential pitfalls
  • Sustainability and Transformation Plans – the future of the NHS

RSVP TO peter.campbell [AT] 39essex.com


Seminar: Autonomy, ignorance and informed consent

10 November 2016

Arnon Keren (University of Haifa / King’s College London): Autonomy, ignorance and informed consent

 

5 December 2016, 16:00-17:30
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Somerset House East Wing, SW1.18 (Moot Court)

London Bioethics Colloquium 2016-17

All welcome, no need to register.