Legal

Prime minister to create a ‘smokefree generation’ with historic law change

The government is set to introduce a historic new law to stop children who turn 14 this year or younger from ever legally being sold cigarettes in England, in a bid to create the first...

Law firm celebrates launch with free HR support for dental professionals

To celebrate the launch of Buxton Coates Solicitors, a full-service, independent law firm providing bespoke legal services for dental professionals, their team of experts is offering 10 hours of free...

Healthcare regulators’ whistleblowing disclosures report 2023

The GDC has joined eight other UK healthcare regulators in publishing an annual report on whistleblowing disclosures.

Government to investigate the impact of endometriosis in the workplace

Six ground-breaking projects, including an investigation looking at how endometriosis impacts women in the workplace, have been awarded £12.4m, the government announced on September 12.

Peer support service to aid stressed-out professionals

Dental professionals involved in stressful General Dental Council (GDC) investigations are being offered a new peer support service from the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Seek advice from the right sources: Indemnity working group launches

Dental indemnity organisations have issued a consensus statement encouraging dental professionals to make sure they seek advice from appropriate sources when patient safety incidents occur.

Specialist law firm announces new acquisition and buyout

Specialist dental and healthcare solicitors Thomas Coates and Sarah Buxton are pleased to announce their acquisition of the entire issued share capital of FTA Law Limited in a management buyout. The...

Dentists join £2b legal claim against energy firms

A dozen dental practices have joined a £2 billion legal claim aimed at getting compensation from UK energy giants who are alleged to have paid secret commissions to third-party brokers.

Defence organisation says updated indemnity guidance is ‘a positive step forward’

The revised General Dental Council (GDC) guidance on professional indemnity and insurance will help dental professionals to sieve through any misinformation as they weigh up their options and choose...

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...