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Terrorism (Protection of premises) Bill: briefing note
The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, also known as the ‘Protect Duty’ or ‘Martyn’s Law’, aims to keep people safe from terrorist attacks by introducing proportionate security requirements for certain public venues.
Retailers - in harm’s way? Practical steps to protect workers
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has released its 2023 annual crime survey highlighting that incidents of violence and abuse against retail workers have almost doubled on pre-pandemic levels. In this article, we consider the BRC’s findings and offer some practical considerations for businesses in terms of how to tackle and mitigate against this growing issue.
Guidelines on key compliance requirements for the Personal Data Protection Act in Thailand
After several years of delays the Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") came into force in Thailand on 1 June 2022. Since then, on 20 June 2022, subordinate legislation (the "Notifications") under the PDPA was issued by the Personal Data Protection Committee ("PDPC") and published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette.
These Notifications are intended to set out the various criteria and rules, as well as much needed guidance and clarification, of some key requirements under the PDPA.
2022 product liability and product safety forecast: trends and future risks
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
The Northern Ireland protocol – can agreement be reached?
This article is the fourth in a series on what Brexit means in practice to businesses and the insurance market more widely. In this article, we focus on the Northern Ireland protocol.
Trends and risks faced by retailers in 2021: UK and US perspectives
2021 has presented retailers with numerous risks, many of which relate to COVID-19, whether borne out of the pandemic or exacerbated by it. In this article, we set out a number of these risks from both UK and US perspectives and offer some practical considerations for businesses and insurers.
Retailers - fighting to stay profitable, fighting to stay safe?
In this article, we provide perspectives from both the United Kingdom and United States on compliance with safety measures during the pandemic, discuss the shift in responsibility to ‘police’ rules and regulations from individuals to retailers, and offer a glimpse into the future in terms of the likely claims retailers may face.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific
The World Organisation (WHO) has now upgraded the status of the Covid-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic. It is a global health threat and is causing unprecedented disruption.
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific: Australia
COVID-19 is rapidly encroaching on all facets of Australian life and business. Regrettably, known cases of COVID-19 in Australia are presently increasing. Businesses are naturally concerned about the health and safety of their workforce and ensuring ‘BAU’ as far as possible. This bulletin is intended to provide some clarity amongst the confusion for employers asking the question: what are my obligations under Australian employment law?
Workplace Issues & COVID-19 in Asia Pacific: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is fortunate to have a world class health system. Perhaps more importantly it has extensive experience and expertise in the management of epidemics of infectious diseases gained as a result of relatively recent outbreaks of SARS in 2003 and H1N1 (Swine flu) in 2009.