The recent spate of legal claims by patients against dental practices, as opposed to individual dentists, heralds a change in approach by the law firms that typically represent disgruntled patients, seeking compensation.
The High Court handed down a judgement yesterday in the case of Hughes v Rattan. This case confirmed that a dental practice owed an independent, non-delegable duty of care...Read More
There has been some concern across the profession that overseas dentists are registering as Dental Care Professionals with limited scrutiny from the GDC. In this article we consider what are the requirements for registering as a DCP, and is the GDC’s application process sufficient to protect practices and the public from those not qualified to practice?
It is correct that those who have...Read More
On 1st June 2020 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it would be pursuing test cases against 17 different insurers in relation to the interpretation of the their business interruption insurance policy wording.
These 17 insurers have agreed to take part in the test cases and an agreement has been signed between the insurers and the FCA as to the conduct of the case....Read More
At present employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment before their employment starts and within at least 2 months of the start date. That statement must set out certain information, such as pay, hours, the grievance and disciplinary policies. This is not an exhaustive list.
However, key changes will come into effect from 6th April 2020...Read More
The CQC has announced that it is prepared to take enforcement action against those practices who disregarded NHS England’s call for all routine dental care to cease.
The announcement was made after the CQC discovered some practices still undertaking routine care, including aerosol-generating procedures. Such actions would expose patients and staff to unnecessary risks of viral transmission...Read More
As a dynamic and developing law firm, JFH Law is seeking to recruit a newly qualified up to 5 yr PQE commercial and civil litigation solicitor to join our civil litigation department.
The successful candidate will join our team working from our Camden office, London. This is an excellent opportunity for a solicitor to take over a diverse existing caseload including contract disputes,...Read More