Williams judgement: Association urges the GDC to “reflect” and provide clarity

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to news of the judgement in Lucy Williams’ recent case at the Court of Appeal, which confirmed that “top- up” private fees in addition to band three...

Union appoints regulatory law specialist to head legal team

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has appointed a solicitor specialising in regulatory and criminal legal proceedings as its new head of legal services. Nick Tennant has been promoted to the role after...

Protection for the whole company

Dental Protection has introduced a new product, Company Protection, which allows incorporated companies to request assistance in the event they are alleged to be vicariously liable for the acts or...

Union successfully supports a member facing ‘blue on blue’ complaint

A dental professional who faced a very stressful complaint, made to NHS England by a colleague, has shared how the Dental Defence Union (DDU) supported her during the subsequent investigation.

Dental expert witness vindicated in High Court appeal

A widely reported Third Party Costs Order (TPCO) against Christopher Mercier, a dentist who undertakes expert opinion work, has been overturned by the High Court following an appeal supported by...

Law firm expands with dental legal firm acquisition

Leading commercial law firm Acuity Law has acquired a specialist dental legal advisory firm as it seeks to expand its UK footprint and further strengthen its position within the healthcare sector.

Millionaire dentist jailed for destroying his patients’ smiles

French dentist, Lionel Guedj, has been jailed for deliberately mutilating the mouths of his patients.

Disproportionate legal cost

Leading not for profit indemnifier, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed that legal costs in some lower value dental negligence claims can be double the amount of compensation paid to...

Designed to be strong

Howden launches new Dental Indemnity policy 

First health insurer to be awarded B corporation status

The UK’s leading health and dental plan provider Simplyhealth, is the first health insurer to be awarded B corporation status, in recognition of  its significant achievements in sustainability, in...

British Dental Industry Association supports BADN Menopause Policy

The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has announced its support for the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) Menopause Policy launched in March this year.

New opportunities for young dental professionals to make their mark

Two new prizes have been created by the Dental Law and Ethics Forum (DLEF) to inspire young dental professionals to engage with ethical issues in dentistry.