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    Our dental law solicitors can help you and your dental practice with expert legal advice.

    Dental law solicitors

    Our specialist Dental Law Team provides a comprehensive range of legal services for dentists and dental practices. We work with individual dental practitioners, dental partnerships, limited companies, dental corporations, as well as professional associations and the wider dental team.

    We are experts in the nuances of running a dental practice. We can offer you cost-effective specialist dental law advice and assistance in a number of areas, including:

    • Business formation, including the creation of partnerships and companies
    • Employment & HR issues
    • NHS regulatory and contract matters
    • CQC registration and regulation
    • Data protection and GDPR
    • 24-hour retirement
    • Performers List registration and disputes
    • Buying, selling and merging dental practices/surgeries
    • Leases
    • Contract procurement and tendering
     

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    NHS regulatory and contract matters

    Our team are experts in advising on NHS regulations and dental contracts, whether it is a GDS Contract, a PDS Agreement or a PDS Plus Agreement.

    We can assist with:

    • Contract reviews
    • Contract variations
    • Breach and remedial notices
    • Clawback
    • Contract termination
    • Protecting your NHS contract in case of death or serious illness
    • Additional payments, such as NHS maternity/paternity/adoption pay, suspension pay, non-domestic rates reimbursement or NHS long-term sickness payments
    • Disputes with NHS England or the NHS Business Services Authority
     

    CQC registration and regulation

    We understand that registering with the CQC or facing an upcoming inspection is a daunting prospect. We can help you with registering, preparing for an inspection or challenging enforcement action.

    We can also assist with changing your registration. For example, if you are entering into a new partnership or incorporating your business.

    Data protection and GDPR

    We can advise on all matters relating to data protection and GDPR compliance, including:

    • Updating your privacy notices
    • Completing your annual Data Security and Protection Toolkit
    • Protecting patient data and record-keeping requirements
    • Data protection breaches
    • Subject access requests
    • Providing data protection policies and procedures.

    24-hour retirement

    There can be difficulties in taking 24-hours retirement in order to protect your NHS contract and avoid contract termination. This is especially the case if you are a single-handled practitioner

    We can advise you on:

    • Forming a partnership to protect your contract
    • Adding additional signatories to a PDS agreement
    • CQC requirements
    • NHS notice requirements

    Performers List registration and disputes

    Dentists working for the NHS are required to register their name on NHS England’s Performers List. We understand the issues that can arise and can help with the applications process.

    We can assist with:

    • Navigating the complexities of the application process
    • Advising on Performers List conditions
    • Appealing unsuccessful applications to join the Performers List
    • Reporting obligations of the Performers List
    • Suspensions and removal from the Performers List, including advising on appeals.

    We are here for you

    Our expert dental solicitors will provide you with clear and practical legal advice. Contact us to discuss your matter with one of our lawyers.

    We have lawyers across Dorset and Somerset. Our offices are based in Bridport, Dorchester, Sherborne, Taunton, Wellington and Yeovil. However, no matter your location in England and Wales, we can carry out your work by post, phone or email.

    Sarah-Cook

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