Can a claimant be obliged to join additional defendants?

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The claimant was a patient at the defendants' dental practice between 2012 and 2018. During that time, she was treated by four different dentists at the practice ("the Dentists"). She issued these proceedings in the county court, alleging that her treatment was negligent. She chose to sue the defendants and not the Dentists, alleging that the defendants owed her a non-delegable duty of care and that they were to be held vicariously liable for the negligence of those individuals who treated her.

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