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.

Managing pregnancy and parenthood in the workplace

Tina Chander explores the legal responsibility of employers.

BDA Indemnity now protects limited companies

The British Dental Association (BDA) has launched insurance cover for entities, protecting limited companies and other types of legal entities with the same comprehensive cover as their personal...

NHS parental pay in England

Tom Slevin explains what employers need to know

Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says DDU

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee recently published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Dental Defence Union (DDU) engaged closely with this inquiry,...

Dental Protection: fixed recoverable costs scheme must benefit dentistry

Dental Protection has welcomed proposals to limit the legal costs that can be recovered by claimant lawyers for lower value clinical negligence claims, but believes more could be done to ensure such a...

Dentist forced to pay out £137,000 after pointless procedure

Sumit Aggarwal, of Compass Clinical in Norfolk, was forced to pay £137,000 to former patient Lindsey Harris, after he extracted three of her teeth in a 90 minute procedure, instead of performing a 12...

FTA Law announce the creation of the Covid-19 Inquiry Dental Alliance

Following the long-awaited government announcement of the draft terms of reference for the forthcoming public enquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic, FTA Law are delighted to announce the creation of the...