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Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU

Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step says DDU Responding to the publication of a government consultation on limiting claimant’s legal fees for cases valued up to £25,000, John Makin, head of the DDU, said: “This consultation has been a long time coming and is a welcome first step. However, for a… Read more »

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MDU appoints new head of Scottish affairs to champion member interests

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed Mr Jerard Ross as head of Scottish affairs to champion the interests of the MDU’s growing number of members in Scotland. Over the last four years Scottish membership has grown almost 30%, according to the MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation. Jerard, who has worked at the… Read more »

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Tories demand clarity on ID cards

By Ian Dunt The Conservatives have demanded the new home secretary reveals his plans for ID cards after several contradictory messages. The legislation committee established by Alan Johnson to look at the implementation of the scheme is currently being postponed while a new review of the cards, from ‘first principles’, is carried out. Mr Johnson… Read more »

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Former law lord calls for ID cards to be scrapped

By politics.co.uk staff Former law lord Lord Steyn will call for the government to scrap its proposed ID cards scheme today, in a sign of growing discontent among the judiciary over the controversial plans. As he prepared to deliver his Farrar’s Building memorial lecture he told journalists: “‘My untutored view is that the debate on… Read more »