Bernard Murphy

Partner


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Jurisdictions England and Wales
Hong Kong
Languages English

Profile

A medically qualified solicitor, Bernard represents healthcare organisations, doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons and other healthcare professionals across a range of practice areas. Bernard supports clients in Medical Council, Dental Council and Veterinary Surgeons Board disciplinary proceedings and coroners investigations, from the commencement of investigations through to appearing on behalf of clients at disciplinary inquiries and coroners inquests. 

 

An Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bernard teaches on the university's Master of Science Programme in Prehospital and Emergency Care and on the Postgraduate Diploma in Prehospital and Emergency Care.  Bernard also provides expert witness training to doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals involved/interested in expert witness work.

 

A graduate of Aberdeen University Medical School, before qualifying as a lawyer Bernard practised medicine for more than ten years, the majority of that time in Hong Kong and China. During and following his medical training, Bernard worked as a doctor in NHS hospitals in the UK. Bernard worked in the field of emergency medical evacuation in China and Hong Kong between 1995 and 1999. He has also worked in private medical practice in Hong Kong.

 

Since 2008, Bernard has been a Member of the Faculty of Forensic Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK.  In 2021 he received a Foundation Fellowship (Dento-legal Adviser) of the Faculty of Forensic Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK.

Experience

2012 Howse Williams
2011 Reed Smith Richards Butler
2008 Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith LLP
2002 Richards Butler, Hong Kong

Education

2002 University of Hong Kong, Postgraduate Certificate in Law (PCLL)
2001 Manchester Metropolitan University, Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
1988 University of Aberdeen, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

2005 England and Wales
2004 Hong Kong
2021 Ireland

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Foundation Member, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK
Foundation Fellow (Dento-legal adviser) Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians UK
Member, British Medical Association of Hong Kong
Member, Law Society of England and Wales
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member, Law Society of Ireland