More Information, & Compliance

More Information, & Compliance

Our Fees: Funding of Advice Representation

Dentists Legal Service can provide information about funding arrangements by way of insurance, (occasionally) legal aid through our partners, and private fee payments, dependent on a dentist’s circumstances, including the type and specialism of each legal issue.

DLS is part of Trident Chambers, regulated by the Bar Standards Board

Dental Legal Services (DLS) provides legal services in medical law and healthcare matters, as well as some common law areas. See our legal services page for specific details. We specialise in health and medical law, but this can encompass many areas of law, and we can appear in many courts and tribunals, including those of regulators (such as the General Dental Council; Performers List Hearings), the magistrates courts, crown courts, civil courts: county and high courts, court of appeal and Supreme Court / Privy Council.

Our lawyers (barristers) specialise in common law. Our lawyerss advise and represent clients facing criminal charges in the Magistrates’ or Crown Courts. Our lawyers also act for clients in civil matters and criminal matters the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Our DLS lawyers will always give clear indications as to the likely fees payble for a particular stage of work or the whole case (where possible).

Our lawyers charge hourly rates or fixed fees according to the nature of the work to be undertaken. Fees are commensurate with the experience and seniority of a particular lawyer, and the complexity and length of the piece of legal work to be undertaken. Our lawyers are highly experienced in legal matters relating to lay people, professionals, firms, limited companies,  We often take less time than other, less experienced lawyers, due to our expertise and experience.

For more detailed information, see our Fees page.

Indemnity Insurance Cover for Dentists

For information about indemnity schemes for dentists, see our page: Indemnity Insurance Cover for Dentists

Client Care and Terms of Engagement

Dentists: If you decide to proceed to use our services, you will be sent a client care letter in the first instance, which sets out our terms and fees.

Solicitors and other Intermediaries: Our Standard Terms apply to all instructions from solicitors and intermediaries, except where a separate client care letter is entered into.

Terms of Use of this Website

This website is offered as is and may not always be operational or accurate. We strive to ensure that it is up to date. However, we take no responsibility if it is not up to date or if there is any down time. You should not rely on the contents of this website without taking comprehensive independent legal advicefrom a qualified, registered lawyer as well. Any dispute over the contents of this website should be directed to our office, by way of our contact form. Please see our more detailed Terms of Use of this Website page.

Complaints, Feedback and Compliments

DLS receives a lot of positive feedback from our dentist clients, and we would like to hear from you. If you want to provide feedback about our service then please use our contact form.

If you have a complaint about our services we have a formal complaints process, which includes Legal Ombudsman oversight. View in PDF format a copy of our complaints policy.

See also the Legal Ombudsman’s Decisions on adjudications on complaints about lawyers generally. The legal ombudsman investigates complaints relating to the conduct of registered barristers and other regulated lawyers. All complaints must start with the in-house complaints policy.


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