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In this roundup, we consider recent developments in the health and safety space, including the increasing appetite of regulators to prosecute for risk and an update on the new Office for Environmental Protection. In light of the new Building Safety Act 2022, we also consider what this legislation means from a regulatory perspective.
Following a public consultation of the draft Terms of Reference for the UK COVID-19 Inquiry, the Chair, Baroness Hallett, wrote to the Prime Minister setting out a number of proposed changes to ensure that issues of concern raised by the public are explored during the course of the Inquiry.
Swimming pool technology has been developed over time, with the intention of providing an additional layer of support to lifeguards on duty. A common form of this new technology involves images taken by an underwater surveillance camera system displayed on a monitor affixed to a lifeguard's chair.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has published its report into the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) approach to asbestos management. In doing so, a number of observations and recommendations have been made. Looking ahead to the coming year, we expect the HSE to publish yet further reviews of existing guidance and legislation.
On 24 January 2022, the OEP was granted its existence in law by virtue of the Environment Act 2021. Only a day after, it released its draft strategy and enforcement policy and a period of consultation commenced in respect of them both. In this article, we set out the duties of the OEP, its proposed enforcement strategy and policy, and our initial thoughts on how effective the OEP may indeed be in its role.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight some key legal and regulatory developments and provide an overview of the business critical topics that the construction sector and insurers should consider as they plan for operational resilience in 2022 and beyond.
New instructions, New investigations, but same inflationary pressures on costs claims in the UK.
We are pleased to have announced an upgrade of our Madrid office with a move to new premises in the heart of the central business district.
The UK Government has published its response to the ‘Protect Duty’ consultation, which sought stakeholder views on a requirement for certain publicly accessible locations to implement security measures. Seventy per cent of respondents agreed there should be additional measures to protect the public from terror attacks.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.