Legal

Dental Protection member to fight high court decision on vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care

Dental Protection member Mr Raj Rattan has said he will appeal the decision of the High Court that he, as a practice owner, is liable to Mrs Hughes for the treatment carried out by associate dentists...

Additional protection for practice principals

Dental Protection has announced that it will extend its benefits for current and new practice principal members to include additional protection against vicarious liability and/or non-delegable duty...

Continued support in challenging times

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr...

Automatic vicarious liability protection for dental practice owners

Dental defence organisation MDDUS has announced it has added an automatic vicarious liability extension to its practice owner membership grade.

Vicarious liability – what does the recent judgment mean for self-employed status?

A recent legal judgement has been causing some consternation amongst the dental community. NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) has been studying the recent...

A hidden problem

Tina Chander explains that not all bullying is visible.

Pandemic leads to increased use of DDU’s employment advice line

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant number of dentists contacting the Dental Defence Union's (DDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including staff...

A growing risk for dental services?

Jennifer Rhind looks at the problem of online defamation.

Dentists given “no jab, no job” policy warning

Dental practices that are pursuing a ‘no jab, no job’ policy for new employees are “entering untested territory”, according to a leading employment lawyer.

Uber ruling: Self-employed vs worker

Lee Muter explains what the recent Supreme Court ruling could mean for dental associates.

London worst affected by lockdown dentist closures

New data released by the NHS has revealed the impact of lockdown-enforced dentist closures in England, with patients in London worst affected as available appointments plummeted to 21 per cent less...

MDDUS extends free dental membership for students impacted by Covid-19

MDDUS has announced that it is extending free membership for dental students whose studies have been disrupted by Covid-19.