Press releases

Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says DDU

28 April 2022

Today the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Dental Defence Union (DDU) engaged closely with this inquiry, submitting written evidence.

DDU recruits more dentists to meet demand for dento-legal advice

22 February 2022

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has boosted the number of advisers on hand to support their members facing an unprecedented level of dento-legal issues.

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

1 February 2022

Government proposals on limiting claimants' legal fees for cases up to £25,000 in England and Wales.

The DDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax accountancy and business advisory services

14 October 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has launched a new partnership with accountancy firm Armstrong Watson LLP to provide members with access to tax, accountancy and business advisory services.

The DDU appoints Dr Hugh Stewart as new professional services director

27 September 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has appointed Dr Hugh Stewart to the role of professional services director.

DDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with dento-legal cases are supported

16 August 2021

We reveal today that almost all the requests received from dental professional members for help with dento-legal issues are supported.

Give GDC powers to reform fitness to practise, says DDU

18 June 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says reform of the healthcare regulators should include giving the GDC powers to set up a separate and independent tribunal to decide whether dental professionals are fit to practise.

DDU adds vicarious liability indemnity for practice principal and corporate members

14 June 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has announced that principal and corporate members can now access assistance with vicarious liability claims.

Dr Matthew Lee
New chief executive at DDU vows continued support for members in challenging times

8 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), today announced that it has appointed a new chief executive.

DDU successfully defends dentist in court against legal claim

17 May 2021

Successful defence of a case involving root canal treatment.