Welcome to the website for the Bristol Medico-Legal Society.

The BMLS is an association of doctors, dentists, barristers, solicitors, judges and veterinary surgeons with a professional or academic curiosity towards each other’s work.

Each season we hold five informal evening meetings, usually on a Thursday, with a distinguished speaker who gives a talk on a topic with a medical or legal flavour. We do explore serious and important issues but we also aim to entertain. Whilst the talks are of a medical or legal nature, we hope they are of interest to all of our members and their guests. Our evening meetings are designed to be social and enjoyable, rather than serious academic events. Questions, debate and interaction are encouraged!

The talks are free to members. Our history page will give a taste of past topics and speakers.

Prior to each meeting, we offer a communal hot supper, together with wine, tea and coffee, at a modest additional charge.

We also have a formal but lively Annual Black Tie Dinner in the winter with an eminent guest. The dinner is held at the Mansion House in Clifton. At the dinner, along with sparkling and white wine, we also serve a fine red wine which has been previously purchased by the Society and laid down with Averys Wine Merchants.

New members are most welcome. Students may join as Associate Members and can do everything but vote. Please contact the Legal Secretary, Hannah Volpé or the Medical Secretary, Sarah Martindale or any of the present officers listed on this site.

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