We're holding an interdisciplinary seminar on the topic of automatism at Keele on Jun 14th 2013.
This seminar is aimed at both lawyers and doctors or other expert witnesses. There will be a number of eminent speakers from both the legal and medical/scientific field to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the defence of automatism and the provision of medical evidence to support or refute this defence. In addition, Professor David Ormerod, Criminal Law Commissioner, will be speaking about the consultation by the Law Commission on reform of the law on insanity and automatism, followed by a discussion.
The aim of the seminar is to educate doctors and lawyers about the medico-legal issues of automatism, encourage inter-professional dialogue and generate a discussion about the issues and possible reforms.
You can register here http://www.keele.ac.uk/risocsci/newsandevents/medico-legalseminaronautomatism.