AM Advocates are pleased to announce the publication of a new book – Mason’s Forensic Medicine and the Law, Seventh Edition.
Paul Harvey, along with a team of other leading legal practitioners, pathologists and other experts have edited this book.
It is the only book directed at both the legal practitioner and the expert medical witness. It provides unique commentary on the law in all three UK jurisdictions: England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It guides experts on their role and duties to the courts and highlights areas of current scientific and legal controversy with additional reference sources.
In addition to two new chapters on forensic psychiatry and forensic science, the 7th edition includes updates and new material on:
- Introduction to medicine, the systems of the body and autopsy procedure- Forensic medicine covering assaults, firearms, head injuries, road traffic collisions, falls, asphyxia, drowning, hypothermia, and heat and electricity
- Sexual offences, deaths in detention, forensic odontology and toxicology
- Guidance for the expert medical witness on giving evidence in the UK courts, covering the UK’s criminal justice systems, coroners’ courts and fatal accident inquiries
Paul Harvey called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 and transferred to the Scottish Bar in 2017. Paul is currently serving as an advocate depute, prosecuting serious crime in the High Court of Justiciary, Scotland.
The book launch will be held Thursday 7th September 18:00 – 20:00 at Doughty Street Chambers, London.