The Irish Dental Association (“the Association”) and the Irish Dental Union (“the Union”) will from time to time issue guidance for members relevant to their professional practice and the business needs of members.  The guidance and template agreements provided are intended solely for the use of members of the Association and the Union and should not be used by or downloaded by non-members or third parties.

Any information provided by the Union or the Association should not be construed as representing a legal contract or professional legal, taxation, accountancy, regulatory or clinical advice, unless specifically stated otherwise. Members or those using the guidance or template agreements are advised to seek clarity as to the status of the information provided where any doubt exists.

The tax affairs of individual members are a matter for those members and the Union/the  Association is not in a position to advise or comment on individual cases.

In addition, the Association/the Union and its staff or representatives are not tax or legal advisors and, as stated in the Model Agreement documents which are made available to members, any person who intends using the template agreement should take independent professional advice.

The Association and the Union and their servants or agents shall not be liable and do not accept any responsibility, directly or indirectly,  for any loss or damage occasioned by any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of the material in such guidance or template agreements. Professional advice, including as appropriate legal, accountancy, taxation, actuarial and insurance advice should be sought independently.

In particular, members should ensure that any guidance or template agreements they choose to use, whether based on a template agreement supplied by the Union/the  Association or otherwise, adequately covers the particular individual arrangements that exist between the parties. If a template agreement provided by the Association/the Union is amended by a member or his/her advisers (e.g. to include additional clauses or text or to remove some of the existing text), it is important that the member should seek his/her own professional advice to ensure that the amendments do not create unforeseen tax or other consequences. Neither the Union nor the Association makes any warranty as to the accuracy and/or suitability of any template agreements or guidance supplied to members and accepts no liability arising out of the use of any such template agreements.