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Associate agreements (WEBINAR RECORDING)

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Wednesday 13 October 2021 - Monday 4 September 2023
00:00 - 01:00
BDA e-learning
www.bda.org/ilearn, ONLINE
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • Essential Member: £0.00
  • Expert Member: £0.00
  • Extra Member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Non member: £50.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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Associate agreements – what you need to know

A recording of a webinar that took place on Wednesday 13 October 2021


This webinar will help you understand the commercial aspects of your associateship agreement and offer practical suggestions for how to operate a BDA model associateship agreement in a complaint way, consistent with key clauses. We’ll discuss the recent announcement from HMRC regarding the withdrawal of its guidance for Associate Dentists from 6 April 2023 and what that means for the profession. Details of HMRC's announcement can be seen in their October bulletin.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of your associate agreement
  • Review and understand key clauses
  • Understanding the commercial nature of the relationship
  • Understand the impact of vicarious liability on the associate relationship and how that is also factored into your associate agreement.

Learning content

A one-hour panel discussion which offered the chance to ask the speakers questions at the end of the webinar.

About the speakers

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James Goldman

Associate Director of Advisory Services, 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 been at the BDA advising dentists since 2007. He has provided advice on a range of employment and commercial issues, has appeared in a number of tribunal cases, including on employment status of associates, and has lectured on a range of topics. 

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Jane Merivale

Senior Dento-legal Advisor, BDA

Jane has accumulated two decades of dento-legal experience, while also leading a successful practice in South London. With a Master of Laws (LLM) in Medical Law from Cardiff University, Jane rose up the ranks at Dental Protection to become one of the foremost authorities in her field.

On top of extensive experience of complex UK cases, she has served as Head of Dental Services for dentists in both Singapore and Malaysia, leading the assessment, recruitment, training and development of new advisors, and was instrumental in the creation of the 'Communication in Dentistry' and 'Record Keeping' risk management programmes.

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Ezra Moffatt

Practice Management Consultant, Advisory Services, BDA

Ezra qualified with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) having trained in the Employment Law Team of a Private Practice Solicitors Firm. She has several years’ experience, advising and assisting businesses in all aspects of Employment Law and HR.

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Lynn Stephens

Dento-legal Advisor, BDA

Lynn brings over 20 years experience as a GDP and practice owner, and 15 years of dento-legal experience. Lynn managed the landmark Judicial Review of Powys LHB in 2014 which overturned the disallowing of NHS fees on the grounds that a full clinical examination had not been recorded and was therefore deemed not to have taken place. In 2015 the Court of Appeal confirmed the High Court’s decision to rule in favour of the dentists involved.



1 hour CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

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