Locum or Consultant?

What can I do as a locum or consultant?

If you have not obtained further practice rights, the work that you may carry out on a locum or consultancy basis, is limited to the activities of the ’employing’ firm.

However, worked carried out must be done in the name of the firm, and not in your own name. If the work you carry out on this basis encompasses reserved legal activities, you must ensure your contractual arrangement with the firm means that you fall within the definition of ’employee’ for the purposes of the Act. You should seek independent legal advice in this regard.

If you are working as a locum, you should always check with the firm whether you are captured under its professional indemnity insurance policy.

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