DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 44
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...Read More
When Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget this month it is fair to say that the increase in NICs for the self-employed was unexpected. This announcement resulted in accusations that the Conservative Party had broken their manifesto pledge not to raise taxes.
Increase in NICs for self-employed
Why was this increase proposed?
Mr Hammond said there was a disparity...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 43
Making sure restrictive covenants are worth more than the paper they are written on
You work hard to build up your practice, only for an ex-employee or ex-associate to leave, set up business down the road and take all of your patients with them. In most cases this will be a breach of the restrictive covenants in their contracts. When clients come to us...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 42
If someone makes a criminal allegation against you, whether true or false, you will be subject to a police investigation. This will no doubt be a daunting experience for you. In this article we guide you through the process and give you some important advice to help you protect your registration as a dentist.
Police Investigation: at the police...Read More
Mrs Heather Ilott was estranged from her mother Melita Jackson after she left home aged 17 in 1978 to live with her boyfriend whom she later married. They went on to have 5 children, but lived in straitened financial circumstances. Mrs Ilott’s father had died before she was born, and attempts at reconciliation during Mrs Jackson’s lifetime were short-lived and ultimately failed. When Mrs...Read More
Last year Katie Price stated on the TV show ‘Loose Women’ that she had not changed her Will following her divorce from pop-legend Peter Andre; Ms Price appeared again this month on the same show and commented that she still had not changed her Will. Her understanding being that her estate would pass to Mr Andre, despite being divorced and re-married, and not to any of her three children.