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Sharon joined the regulatory team at Hempsons in 2012. She is dual qualified to practise as a lawyer in the jurisdictions of England & Wales and Ireland. Since joining Hempsons Sharon has assisted dentists and doctors with regulatory matters, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, contractual disputes, specialist registration, associate and partnership disputes and performers list issues.
The judgment of Mrs Justice Knowles last week illustrates potential difficulties dentists may face if a patient lacks capacity.
Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team have put together a comprehensive summary of the guidance provided by the General Optical Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dentists across the UK will be all too familiar with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) but possibly not yet accustomed to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. Notwithstanding Brexit, the UK government has indicated that it will implement the new regime.