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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.
Case review 2018-12-11
Company not liable despite 'unsatisfactory' product
A recent decision by the High Court takes a common sense approach to liability, despite breaches of duty by the defendant.
Case review 2018-03-12
Supreme Court rules on Prohibition Notice evidence
The Supreme Court gave judgment in a long running Scottish case involving the approach to be taken by the Employment Tribunal when considering the appeal of a Prohibition Notice issued by the HSE.
Case review 2018-02-28
Application of the Sentencing Guideline for ‘very large organisations’
Since the introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety Offences, the sentences imposed for health and safety offences have increased dramatically.
Brexit: the insurers speak
In preparing our insights report on the EU Referendum, we undertook a series of in-depth interviews with senior executives in the insurance sector.