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Irwin Mitchell Teams Up With University Of Bristol To Stage First Medical Law Debate

Members of Public and Aspiring Lawyers Encouraged To Attend Event


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Aspiring solicitors are to be put through their legal paces at Irwin Mitchell’s inaugural Medical Law Debate.

The national firm has teamed up with The University of Bristol’s Medical Law Society to give students the chance to discuss a range of topics, testing what they have learnt so far as part of their studies.

The event takes place at the university’s Wills Memorial Building on Wednesday, 7 February.

Expert Opinion
We are committed to nurturing and developing legal talent as well as supporting the community so we are delighted to be working with the university to support the inaugural Medical Law Debate.

"Helping and judging the students debate and seeing what legal talent is out there nationally is a real privilege and we hope that the experience will inspire those taking part in the debate to continue working hard."
Julie Lewis, Partner

The event will see teams of two debate issues including if the privatisation of the NHS is the way forward, should euthanasia be allowed and should the MMR/childhood vaccines be compulsory.

The judging panel will include representatives from Irwin Mitchell and the university. 
A total of 16 students from University of Bristol and University of Warwick have signed up.

Kirsty Tuite, of The University of Bristol said: “Although the deadline for applications has passed everyone is welcome to attend as spectators and listen to the debate.

“The topics chosen are of interest to many people, not just those in the legal profession, and are sure to be thought provoking.

“‘This is also an opportunity for students to not only gain valuable debating experience in the Medico-legal field, but also a chance for those debating and in the audience to learn more about the various career opportunities at Irwin Mitchell.”

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