Dr Michael Powers QC

T: 0845 083 3000 E: powersqc@medneg.co.uk
Qualifications

Qualifications

A life in medicine and the law. My full-time practice is at the Bar, but I make time to lecture, teach and examine post-graduate doctors on forensic and medico-legal matters

Medical & Scientific

BSc in Biochemistry and Statistics (London 1969)
MB BS (London 1972)
DA RCS (1975)
Fellow Royal Society of Medicine (since 1975)
Elected FFFLM (Faculty of Forensic Law and Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians) (2007)
Former licensed helicopter pilot (R22, R44 and EC120)
GMC Registered and Licensed Medical Practitioner

Legal

Barrister (Lincoln's Inn) 1979
QC 1995
Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 1998
LLD (Hons) 2010

Appointments

HM Assistant Deputy Coroner for Westminster (1981-1987)
President of the South Eastern England Coroners Society (1987-1988)
Legal Adviser to Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Ethics Committee of Ministry of Defence (1999 - 2003)
Legal Adviser to Qinetiq Ethics Committee (2003 - 2009)
Lead Examiner to the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (2011 - to date)
Vice-Chairman of Adocacy Training Council (2008 - 2011)
Legal Advisor to CORESS (Confidential Reporting System for Surgery) (2006 to date)
Consulting Editor for Clinical Risk (2001 - to date)

Memberships

Founder member of the Society of Doctors in Law (SODIL)
Member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Elected Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians
Member of the Medico-Legal Society of London