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Employment law – the tricky issues

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups (Employment, Practice Management)
Friday 11 November 2016
09:30 - 16:30
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • BDA member: £150.00
  • Non member: £195.00

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Contact Susie Mulcahy

Tel 020 7563 4590

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Employment law - the tricky issues

Friday 11 November 2016

British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London, W1G 8YS


Get up to date with current legislation and be confident in developing your practice’s policies and procedures.

Employment law can often be a complex and, on occasion, problematic area. There is increasing pressure for those responsible for employing and managing staff to fully understand their legal obligations.

This interactive course will focus on the fundamental elements of employment law. During the day you will participate in workshops to explore real case examples and scenarios.

Learning objectives

  • Know where and how to access relevant and up to date employment advice
  • Gain insight into contracts of employment terms and conditions
  • Understand the steps to take when managing long term and short term sickness absence in your practice
  • Be able to manage parental leave and flexible working requests
  • Be equipped with the knowledge of how to tackle grievances and bullying in the workplace
  • Be confident in managing performance issues, disciplinary procedures and dismissal, including redundancies.


This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 5 1/2 hours of core verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.

About the speakers

Natalie Birchall, Practice Management Consultant, BDA

Shabana Ishaq, Practice Management Consultant, BDA

Shabana is based in Manchester and qualified as a Solicitor in 2002, specialising in Employment Law. She has a strong range of employment law experience as she has worked in private practice, the public sector and also in-house. At the BDA, Shabana is responsible for providing advice to members on issues encountered in the course of running a dental practice. This guidance focuses primarily on employment matters, ranging from disciplinary hearings to dismissals. Shabana also researches, updates and informs members of recent changes to the law affecting the running of a dental practice. Shabana advises both practice owners and associates on a daily basis. She is also a qualified mediator.

James Goldman,  Head of Employment and General Practice Advice, BDA

James qualified as a barrister in 1994 and has worked as an in house lawyer, in the retail, recruitment and public sectors. He has provided advice on a range of employment and commercial issues, has appeared in a number of tribunal cases and has lectured on a range of topics.

Jacinta McKiernan, Acting Head of Operations, Advisory Services, BDA

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to, or by post to The Events team, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt. Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and the BDA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers.

Further information

For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: