The question of employment status is a minefield. It is therefore not surprising that this issue regularly pops up before Employment Tribunals. There is no hard and fast rule that can be used as the issue is always case sensitive. Judges have tried to give guidance and here we set out the points you should ask when considering the position within your practice.
It should be noted that the...Read More
A large percentage of your time is spent at work and you naturally build up relationships with those around you. However, as with any relationship, there are ups and downs and sometimes breakdowns can become irreconcilable.
With the cost of Tribunal litigation being high and very little chance of recovering such costs against a losing party, what are the alternatives?
A settlement agreement...Read More
Courts actively encourage parties to resolve their disputes without court intervention and consider litigation to be a ‘last resort’. As Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals become increasingly overburdened with cases and whilst resources and funding continue to diminish, it is not hard to see why the courts take this ‘last resort’ approach. For some types of disputes like construction and...Read More
A DBS check, formerly a CRB check, is a check carried out on an individual before they take up new employment. It provides certain information about that person in relation to their criminal record and whether they are on either the adult or child barring list, which means they are barred from working with these groups.
However, a DBS check is not a routine check an employer can make on any...Read More
The GDC Specialist Lists were introduced in the UK in 1998 as a result of developments in European Legislation. As of October 2015 of the 40,953 registered dentists there were 4342 registered specialists; an increase of 31 on the previous year. A significant number of patients require specialist dental treatment each year; in 2012/13 approximately 3.5% of all NHS outpatient appointments were...Read More
Trying to resolve a complaint from a customer or a dispute relating to your business can be a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming task. If not handled properly at the initial stages, the issue could end up in the Courts. This in turn may lead to hefty costs and could negatively affect the reputation of your business. But sometimes, even the best efforts to resolve a dispute don’t work,...Read More