In brief: Northampton gets medico-legal society

Northampton firm Shoosmiths & Harrison is launching a medico-legal society to improve understanding between the professions. Personal injury solicitor Amanda Nicoll said over 500 invitations to the 25 October launch had been sent to lawyers and health care workers in the region and district judge Roger Goodman had been invited to become the group's first president. She said the society, which already exists in other areas, was designed to promote co-operation between the professions by educating lawyers in medical practice and terminology and telling health care professionals about the needs of personal injury lawyers.