An exploration of current issues in the medico-legal world

Thursday 10th March, 2016 4:30 pm – Thursday 10th March, 2016 6:30 pm
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Hear from and participate in this hypothetical with our panel of experienced medical and legal practitioners to discuss a range of contemporary issues covering legal and ethical duties owed by doctors to their patients.

During the hypothetical, the panel will explore developments in medicine and science, and changing legislative regimes, all of which impact on doctor’s duties and responsibilities, including in areas such as consent and refusal of medical treatment, active and passive euthanasia, and reproductive technology.

The panel will also discuss statistics and developments associated with national regulation of the medical profession, including mandatory reporting notifications and outcomes, as well as access to medical records and privacy legislation, and we will touch on the contemporary civil cases influencing important medico-legal principles.

With an experienced panel chaired by Gail Archer SC, there will be plenty of practical examples, stories and anecdotes, as well as heavy-hitting and substantial content.

Level: Advanced

  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • 1 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


Sponsored by


Gail Archer SC - Chair
Francis Burt Chambers

Peter Quinlan SC
Francis Burt Chambers

Nick Cooper
Partner in Charge
Clayton Utz

Julian Johnson
Julian Johnson Lawyers

Philippa Nash
Manager, Professional Services (Solicitor)
MDA National

Doctor Michael Gannon
Australian Medical Association (WA)

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