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Article 29 jun 2022
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.
Article 24 jun 2022
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.
Report 25 mar 2022
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
Article 17 mar 2022
The UK Government last week published draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Public Inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we consider whether the draft ToR, given the breadth of areas covered, provide an indication as to who will be afforded Core Participant status for the purpose of the Inquiry.
Article 27 jan 2022
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.
Article 14 jan 2022
The Building Safety Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 5 July 2021, just over four years since the Grenfell Tower disaster. Royal Assent is expected to be given to the Bill in July 2022. In our latest factsheet, our experts explore how the Bill will impact every stage of a higher-risk buildings life, from planning, design, construction to occupation and management.
Article 15 dez 2021
The response of the healthcare sector is likely to be one of the areas that the public inquiry into the management of the pandemic will focus on. For the inquiry to be effective and meaningful, it is expected that public bodies and organisations adopt the duty of candour in the provision of any information and when giving evidence. In this article, we discuss the duty of candour and how it will relate to any inquiry.
News 10 dez 2021
Kennedys has welcomed government plans to create a Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) but warned its findings should not be used by courts to determine individual blame for accidents.
Article 9 dez 2021
The UK Government has announced that an independent chairperson will be appointed the end of 2021 with a view to a public inquiry (the inquiry) being established to start inquiring into the management of the pandemic by Spring 2022.
Article 3 dez 2021
A chairperson will be appointed by the end of this year with a view to establishing a public inquiry into the management of the pandemic in the Spring of 2022. We consider the role of the chairperson in a public inquiry, what the focus of the UK Government’s inquiry may be in light of the Scottish Government’s recent public consultation, and whether a Spring 2022 inquiry is realistic.