In this dental law article, we examine the recent case of Antuzis and ors v DJ Houghton Catching Services and ors in which the High Court determined that the director and company secretary of a limited company were personally liable for breach of contract claims being pursued by a number of claimants.
The claimants were employed by DJ Houghton Catching Services Limited to catch...Read More
The General Data Protection Act, a brief history.
The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on the 25th May 2018. The regulations were intended to provide Europe wide rules to protect individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data, and to regulate the movement of European citizen’s personal data across the world. The regulations included:
Enhanced rights...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 our dental bulletin. Here we go into more detail in respect of the CQC 5 key questions that are so important in every inspection.
The CQC 5 key questions
The CQC will ask whether your practice is:
3. Caring?...Read More
If an associate fails to meet their UDA target and the NHS imposes a Contract Sanction as a result, the Practice will want to ensure that they are protected against any losses. This can be achieved by inserting a clawback clause into the associate agreement, requiring the associate to pay a fixed amount for any unachieved UDAs.
However, care must be taken when using clauses of this type....Read More
If an employee has been accused of serious misconduct, an employer may wish to suspend the employee whilst an investigation is carried out. However, employers often forget that suspension should be a last resort and not a matter of course.
In this article we set out the circumstances in which you can suspend an employee and, as dental solicitors, give practical tips for managing the suspension...Read More
Although dentists may feel under attack a lot of the time, the risk of litigation is actually reasonably low. Dental complaints can often be dealt with through excellent communication skills and a willingness to listen and respond sensitively to the concerns raised by the patient. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to resolve disputes or complaints by patients internally. This can be the...Read More