Dental Associates are Self-Employed Contractors and Not Employees

The role of corporates and whether Associate Dentists should now be classified as employed or self-employed has caused controversy recently.  Following the introduction of GDS Contracts and PDS Agreements some commentators believe that the new NHS dental contract arrangements had led to corporates exercising more…

An entire agreement clause does not prevent the admissibility of extrinsic evidence

The issue on appeal was whether NHS England was entitled to terminate contractual arrangements under which three dentists supplied an Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery service to the NHS under General Dental Services Contracts.

Striking out a claim is a draconian sanction and wholly disproportionate for inordinate and inexcusable delay

The Defendant made an application to strike out the Claimant’s claim for damages arising from the negligent shipment of bananas on the grounds that a delay of 4 years and 7 months in applying for a CMC is unacceptable.

Barrister and Judge wins war over her patio

In Suki Waschkuhn v Capital Asset Management Limited and Wimbledon Central Residents’ Association Limited the court was concerned with a dispute in respect of works to Mrs Waschkuhn’s terrace.

High Court of Justice rules that licence application fees charged to HMO applicant were lawful

The High Court of Justice in R (on the application of Peter Gaskin) v Richmond Upon Thames London Borough Council [2017] EWHC 3234 (Admin) (Bean LJ and Carr J) today ruled that fees charged by Richmond Upon Thames Borough Council to an applicant for a…

Annual Civil Litigation Update as Popular as Ever

On 30 October 2017, Simon Butler delivered his annual civil litigation update with Professor Dominic Regan at Kensington Town Hall on behalf of Professional Conference in front of a lively audience of 500 lawyers.

Units of Dental Activity and Dishonesty

The General Dental Council has taken a keen interest in pursuing dental practitioners for claiming units of dental activity under private contracts with NHS England.

Simon Butler delivers Keynote address at Leicester Asian Doctors Society

On 23 September 2017, the Leicester Asian Doctors Society held its annual conference on delivering Primary Care in a Changing Landscape.

Stress in the City: The employer’s exposure

A work-related stress claim brought by an international banker working in Fund Derivatives for KBC Bank NV.

The HCPC conclude that a Radiographer’s fitness to practice is not impaired

A senior Radiographer employed by North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust was brought before the HCPC concerning allegations of failing to comply with protocols, obtaining authorization to conduct examinations of patients, and failing to perform appropriate scans. It was accepted by the Radiographer that her…

Dishonesty and misleading allegations against a dental practitioner are dismissed

Simon Butler acted for the dentist at the GDC Professional Conduct Committee hearing.

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