Enfield, 26th September 2017
Julia Furley and Laura Pearce, two of JFH Law’s specialists in employment law, will participate in the NLCCE Networking Event with Presentation on Employment Law, organised by the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise. This talk will take place on the 26th of September at the Kingfisher Hall Academy in Enfield.
How Defining the Working...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 54
From 1st April 2015 the CQC introduced a new inspection regime for dental care providers. We explained the reasons for this in issue 9 of dental bulletin. Here we go into more detail in respect of the 5 key questions that are so important in every inspection.
The 5 key questions
The CQC will ask whether your practice is:
London, 5th September 2017
Updated on 14th September 2017
Laura Pearce, one of JFH Law’s specialists in business and dental practices, participated in the Dental CQC Inspection Conference 2017, which took place in London, on the 5th of September 2017.
Understanding changes to the 5 key questions
At the heart of every inspection undertaken by the CQC are the five key questions. These...Read More
Dr Bates and Barclays Bank: case analysis
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 52
The question posed was whether an employer can be vicariously liable for sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor?
Between 1968 and 1984 Dr Bates was engaged by Barclays Bank to carry out medical examinations on potential and existing employees of the bank. Barclays at that time were undergoing a...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 51
When you have put your heart and soul into working hard and have accumulated assets as a result (often of significant value), surely you want these to be left to people of your own choosing and not necessarily as prescribed by law.
With so much at stake, having a valid will is crucial. Those of you subscribed to discount offer websites will regularly get...Read More
The following is a list of the records your company must keep sorted at the company’s registered office:
1) Register of members. Under the 2006 Companies Act every limited company is required to keep a register of its members. This document will be evidence of the members of the company and the shares they hold. The register of members should include:
The member’s name and address.
The date...Read More
A great source of information is Companies House itself. In order to register a new limited company, an IN01 application form will need to be completed. This can be done either on line (for a £12 fee) or in hard copy (for a £40 fee), by completing the form and sending it to Companies House. The form will ask for a variety of information including the following:
1) A company name. Deciding on a...Read More
Generally speaking, there is no obligation on an employer to provide a reference. However, if you do choose to give one it must be true, accurate and fair. This duty is owed to both the recipient, new employer, and the subject of the reference, the ex-employee. This means you have to balance your duties to both when responding to reference requests. The consequences of providing misleading...Read More
Just the mere mention of ‘Fitness to Practice’ can strike fear into the heart of a dentist. Patients have become increasingly litigious and more likely to complain, even in the absence of good cause.
Unfortunately there are rarely any consequences for patients who make spurious complaints which are not upheld; however, the same cannot be said for the professional. The time, stress and expense...Read More