Our Legal Services
At Dentists Legal Service we look after dental practitioners’ legal interests, and those of dental practices, providing legal advice and legal representation in the following areas. Click on the boxes below to see more details.
General Dental Council Fitness to Practise Law for Dentists
Dentists Legal Service provides legal advice and legal representation to dentists who are facing General Dental Council (GDC) proceedings. We provide legal support in relation to GDC interim orders hearings, GDC fitness to practise proceedings, GDC preliminary investigatory proceedings, and appeals from GDC proceedings. We can provide a full defence services or provide just elements of assistance, according to a dental practitioner’s requirements. Our GDC defence legal services are competitive. For more information see our GDC Defence page.
Employment Law and Partnership Law for Dentists
Dentists Legal Service works with dentists in partnership law and employment law disputes and non-contentious matters. If you have an employment issue that affects you or your dental practice, we can advise on that whether you are the employee or the employer. We can advise on and assist with disciplinary and appeal matters, grievances, discrimination matters, disability and equality matters, and redundancy.
We also advise dentists on partnership deeds and disagreements.
Civil and Regulatory Law for Dentists
Dentists Legal Service provides advises and represents dentists and dental staff in a number of different legal areas including civil and regulatory law. Give us a call with your legal issue and we will see whether we can assist.
GDC Registration Law
Dentists Legal Service provides advises on GDC registration law. If you are a dentist from overseas we can advise on how to become registered, and we can represent you at registration appeals. If you are a UK-based dentist having difficulties in relation to a registration matter, get in touch with us.
Performers List Law
Dentists Legal Service provides advice on performers list law. If you are a dentist who intends to apply to be on the performers list or there is an issue related to proposed removal or conditions, we can assist you. We can also help dentists with correspondence with the Performers List Decision Panel (PLDP), where concerns are raised. We also attend PLDP hearings and NHS England meetings with dentists, to put their case forward.
Dental Contract Law
Dentists Legal Service provides legal advice on NHS and private contract law execution and disputes. Drafting and interpretation of Partnership Deeds / Agreements.
Clinical Negligence Legal Support for Defendant Dentists
We also realise that some dentists now want to deal with claims themselves, without troubling their insurers. Where this is appropriate, we are able to assist dentists in such circumstances.
We provide litigation and advocacy services, can work with indemnity insurance organisations, or directly with dentists.
Criminal Law Defence Support for Dentists
Dentists Legal Service provides legal advice to dentists who are facing proceedings in the magistrates courts and crown court, whether connected with work or domestic life. Dentists will on occasions be investigated for making fraudulent claims, such as through the NHS Compass software. This will often be due to mistakes being made rather than there being an intention to defraud the NHS. We can assist dentists to present evidence that is favourable to the defence.
We also defend dentists facing CQC procecutions for being in breach of Care Quality Commission regulations.
Dental practitioners should inform the GDC of their being charged or convicted of a crime, or where they are given a police wrning or police caution. We can advise on how to provide mitigating evidence to the GDC. On some occasions, only limited information should be conveyed to the GDC.
CQC Law for Dentists
Dentists Legal Service provides legal advice and guidance to dental practitioners in Care Quality Commission (CQC) law. If you have had an inspection that has been critical, we can help you with corrections and an action plan, where appropriate. If you are having CQC registration or CQC compliance difficulties, we can also assist. Where CQC take enforcement action, we can represent and advise dentists. READ MORE
Healthcare Inspectorate for Wales - Regulation of Dental Practices
Dentists Legal Service provides legal representation and advice to dental practices in Wales, regulated by the Care Inspectorate for Wales.
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