Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Registration from 18:15
20:00 onwards drinks reception
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to invite you to a seminar on Wednesday 28 June on Law and Ethics at the Frontiers of Medicine and Science.
In the recent cryopreservation case In re JS (A Child)  4 WLR 1, the High Court considered the wishes of a terminally ill 14 year old child that her body be cryopreserved upon her death. The case focused attention on medical and scientific advances not covered or contemplated by existing laws, such as the Human Tissue Act 2004. How should courts, regulatory bodies, policy makers and lawyers respond?
Doughty Street Chambers convenes a panel of speakers – including lawyers who acted in the JS case and the Director of Regulation at the Human Tissue Authority – to discuss whether the current legal and regulatory framework is keeping up with developments in medicine and science in the 21st century.
The talks will be followed by drinks and networking.
If you would like to secure a place please click here.
Aswini Weereratne QC, Doughty Street Chambers
Sarah Bedwell, Director of Regulation, Human Tissue Authority
Zoë Fleetwood, Dawson Cornwell
Christina Helden, Hempsons
Kate Beattie, Doughty Street Chambers