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In an increasingly disrupted and complex world, horizon scanning to identify emerging risks has never been more important. While traditional risk management approaches can help identify emerging risks, they tend to focus on risks that are well understood and quantifiable. Emerging risks tend to be ambiguous and difficult to quantify. Horizon scanning is a technique to help strategic planners and decision makers identify emerging risks. In this session Alan will explore what horizon scanning is, why it’s important, and some of the practical techniques risk managers need to help their organisations anticipate and prepare for longer term risks.
In this webinar Phil will discuss how the world of contractual risk has changed since COVID-19.
In this webinar Johnty will provide a background into cyber security breaches and how hackers are able to access your organisation's systems. Johnty also explores the potential risks and advises what actions you and your organisation's can take in order to mitigate these risks.
The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world, our communities and how we all work. In this webinar, Alan will explore some of the emerging risks for public services in Scotland in the short, medium and long term. We will discuss the risks, and what can be done to ensure we are prepared for the future
In this webinar Pamela will provide an overview on developments in the Scottish legal personal injury landscape with reference to interesting cases and proposed legislative changes, including the Redress Bill, which may have a significant impact on the public and private sector.
For all of us, this year has been dominated by COVID-19. We have overcome a National lockdown, our essential services have been delivered but we have kept one eye firmly on our risk exposure. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on ‘how we do things’ but what has it done to our organisation’s risk culture? Have attitudes towards risk been shaped by our experiences and perceptions. In this webinar, Phil and Ashley will complete a Risk Survey and discuss the results in real time. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from your colleagues and share best practice with your network.
We blinked and lost 2020 - taken by COVID- 19 never to return; but what lasting impact has the pandemic made to our risk profiles, our working practices, our new normal? At the time the crisis unfolded in March; none of us would have predicted that seven months on we are still navigating our way back to some semblance of normality. The crisis has changed how we work and forced us to focus on priority services that had to be delivered. In this webinar Ashley, will discuss what have we learned? What temporary changes will remain, what challenges are we facing and are there positive outcomes we need to cherish?
Following the Lambeth scheme, the first statutory redress scheme is being formulated in Scotland. Rory will be discussing where they will talk about the proposed scheme, how it is intended to operate and how it might impact those organisations affected by historic abuse in Scotland.
In this webinar Caroline Elson, Senior Associate, Sarah Bradley, Senior Associate and Alecia Pinkerton, Solicitor from Langleys and Clare Haddon, Barrister, Philip Godfrey, Barrister and Nikhil Arora, Barrister from Ropewalk host a live mock trial on a personal injury claim brought by an employee against a local authority.
In this webinar Charlotte Le Maire, Partner and Stephen Sadler, Solicitor from DAC Beachcroft and Andrew Drewary, Road Safety and Collision Analyst Consultant from Road Safety Smart discusses driver safety and whose responsibility is it.
In this webinar Charlotte Le Maire, Partner and Stephen Sadler, Solicitor from DAC Beachcroft, Mike Colborne,Health and Safety Advisor from Tarmac Cement and Lime and Andrew Drewary, Road Safety and Collision Analyst Consultant from Road Safety Smart discusses vulnerable road users and what they mean to you and your employees.
In our latest webinar, Philip Farrar, National Development Director at Risk Management Partners considers the growth in ‘commercialisation’ which in the context of a local authority is where a local authority ‘steps into the shoes’ of the private sector and uses its skills, knowledge and financial acumen to help develop and/or deliver a service or facilitate a project, which will be for the long-term good and welfare of the community it represents. Sometimes the local authority can go it alone or on other occasions can work in collaboration with other public sector bodies or the private sector. This webinar examines some of the reasons why a local authority may wish to develop this theme, and the legal and insurance issues which may flow from the activity.
In this webinar Hugh Morris, Risk Management Consultant at Gallagher, provides a basic introduction to business continuity management. Hugh explores definitions of BCM, what this means practically, and reasons for organisations conducting such work, including those with statutory duties. Hugh will talk through the implementation of a BCM system using the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) as a framework. Each ‘professional practice’ of GPG will be summarised, and simple guidance provided as to how to carry out necessary activities. Hugh will also give a few hints and tips from his experience in implementing BCM, and provide some thoughts on the future of BCM.
This webinar will explore key areas for consideration when planning for post-lockdown life. Laura will explore post-COVID-19 restructure checklists and key points to consider when undertaking service reviews. Elizabeth will look at the practicalities of dealing with highways claims including missed inspections, delayed repairds and relevant evidence. Darren will discuss how registered providers of social housing have had to adapt their approach to ASB case management in response to COVID-19 restrictions. Darren will also look at how registered providers of social housing have overcome barriers, maintained links with key partner agencies, engaged with vulnerable residents and accessed support. Kella will look at potential claims that could be brought again children and adult social care providers. Kella will also explore how providers can evidence safeguarding when inspections and assessments cannot be undertaken, suitable placements, DoL and HRA issues and evidencing decision-making.
In this webinar Anja and Andrew will examine the impacts of COVID-19 on local authorities. They will explore the impact on day-to-day operations in the workplace and the manner in which local authorities deliver services including enforcement action. Anja and Andrew will look at; how remote working has flourished for teams; supporting vulnerable citizens; impacts on decision-making; prioritising services and changing job roles; local authority premises and operations; enforcement powers and expectations of local authorities.
Using research backed data points and live client case studies, Alistair will explore the common steps that successful organisations have implemented to navigate their post COVID-19 landscape. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about practical steps they should take to empower their employee value proposition, adapt to an increasingly borderless workforce and reframe their strategic leadership priorities.
This was going to be the year of climate action after climate and environmental concerns dominated the Global Risks Report in January. With climate emergencies being declared across the country by hundreds of local authorities, the COP26 was due to take place in Glasgow. Has COVID-19 affected this focus and do we risk sustainability setbacks? Alix will consider the climate and sustainability risk landscape and explore how all organisations can respond to the climate change challenge and look to embed climate resilience into their plans now and into the future.
This webinar will cover the potential for fraud as a consequence of COVID-19 and lockdown life. What are the risks and where might we see claims arise? Identifying trends and behaviours is key. We will share our predictions for the future of fraud after COVID-19. Looking at the evidential issues, the session will provide top tips for fraud detection and how to improve defensibility in these claims. We will identify areas and sectors most at risk of fraud in the post-pandemic landscape as well as the potential for a spike of low value claims in both the EL and PL space.
This webinar will provide guidance on creating a happy and productive workforce and how to mitigate potential risks. Ben and Matthew will explore the health continuum and the interplay between physical and mental health including tools to enhance both. Ben and Matthew will also discuss how to manage the risks posed by stess claims in an increasingly health conscious and agile working environment.
Mark will provide a rounded view of the contemporary drivers behind the recent surge in workplace wellbeing up the corporate agenda. He will also share insights and strategies being deployed by a wide range of employers and will focus not only on wellbeing as a key component of a modern employee value proposition but also how a robust wellbeing strategy will also help manage an employer's key people risks.
Phil will review the changes in work patterns and systems post-pandemic, and how changes are likely to stay with us becoming the new norm. Phil will also address risk and insurance considerations.
In our latest webinar, Andrew Steel, Partner at Plexus Law, provides analysis of three important areas relating to civil actions against the police. The first considers the recent Court of Appeal case of Bridges and the use of automated facial recognition technology. Andrew discusses the practical ramifications that now face police forces looking to use this technology in the future.
Second, the often discussed issue of QOCS is again on the agenda following the Brown v Commissioner decision last year. How does the 'mixed claim' exception to QOCS serve to assist police forces when defending civil actions made against them which involve a personal injury and non-personal injury element?
Third, Andrew looks at the 2018 decision in Sherratt which has hugely significant ramifications for all emergency services – given that it sets out clear guidance as to when there is an assumption of responsibility created between caller and call handler.
In our latest webinar, Shireen Walton from Bee Resilient, explores the meaning of resilience, within the science of positive psychology. It looks at the recent research into the psychological impact of the pandemic on workers and individuals. Shireen explains the science behind stress and the impact it has on our physical and emotional wellbeing. More importantly, she offers interventions that have been scientifically proven to heal and develop neural pathways in our brain, which allows us to become adaptive and agile in our behaviour. In this case, neuroplasticity becomes our pathway to becoming resilient.
Insuring buildings and contents for blue light organisations is a relatively straightforward proposition. The challenges arise when insurers are asked to insure speed cameras, show money (cash and property seizures flowing from the proceeds of crime) as well as cryptocurrency.
All these factors need to be carefully considered so the cover is woven together to leave no gaps and to make sure the insured has the correct level of cover.
In this webinar, Philip Farrar, National Development Director at Risk Management Partners (RMP), considers the causes, costs and patterns of material damage and business interruption claims of the blue light sector using the RMP/AIG reservoir of claims data from 2004. Philip will also explore the challenges of writing material damage covers for blue light services, why they are attractive risks to the insurance market and future issues.
In our latest webinar, Catherine Souter, Barrister at Parklane Plowden Chambers explores the potential claims including: claims for infection arising from negligent exposure, failure to provide PPE, physical and psychological injury arising out of re-allocated or additional duties and claims for occupational stress and harassment.
Catherine focuses on employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability claims, but the discussion is relevant to all sectors. The duties owed by defendants are explained and a number of practical steps identified to facilitate compliance, particularly when employees return to work, visitors return to premises and businesses begin to return to a 'new normal'. Tactical considerations are then identified to ensure that defendants are in the best position to defend any claims which may ensue.
There is then a general discussion on the wider implications of COVID-19, including on the valuation of claims and specific heads of loss, a likely increase in fraudulent and exaggerated claims, 'COVID-19 excuses' and the impact of inevitable delay on the litigation process.
In this webinar Rory Jackson, Partner and Helen Snowball, Partner at Kennedys provides an update on the national redress scheme in Scotland.
In this webinar Ollie Dent, Partner at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on cyber issues.
In this webinar Mandy Williams, Senior Associate, Alex Estcourt, Associate and Vicky Strathern, Senior Associate at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on employees' liability and public liability.
In our latest webinar, Gabriel Fay, Parter at DWF LLP explores the risks and potential claims that may arise as a result of tree subsidence. Gabriel reviews environmental policy and financial consideration for local authorities once causation has been established in tree root subsidence cases. He then considers a potential solution for maintaining a treed environment whilst at the same time protecting the public purse. In the second part of the webinar, discussion is directed at the risk management impact in respect of local authorities' tree stock following the case of Cavanagh v Witley Parish Council and the likely approach taken by the courts in future in respect of tree collapse resulting in personal injury and property damage.
In this webinar Katherine Totty, Partner at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on fraud.
In this webinar Joy Middleton, Partner, Kathryn Oldfield, Partner and Louise Bedford, Partner at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on education.
In this webinar Rob Ashurst, Senior Associate, Mandy Williams, Senior Associate and Chris Hale, Associate at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on defective premises and repairs.
In this webinar Helen Snowball, Partner and Louise Bedford, Partner at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on social care.
In this webinar Danny McShee, Partner at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on care homes.
In this webinar Kathryn Oldfield, Partner, Vicky Strathern, Senior Associate and Daniel Couldrey, Associate at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on The Volunteer Army.
In this webinar Mandy Williams, Senior Associate and Steven Elliott, Associate at Kennedys discusses COVID-19's impact on highways maintenance.
The UK Government has recently announced plans to ease lock down measures, and has encouraged some sectors to slowly return to work. Following on from his recent news article, David Mayor, Partner at Forbes Solicitors provides an update on essential COVID-19 protection measures for owners and operators of construction sites. David reviews obligations of social housing providers at keeping their employees and contractors safe. He also considers the potential risks to employees and third parties returning to work, as well as risks to the business. David provides a summary of guidance issue by the UK Government and advises what measures social housing regulators can introduce to keep people safe.
Considers social housing regulations keeping employees safe, potential risks to employees returning to work, risks to third parties business risks, government guidance, and measures that can be put in place.
Cyber crime is an ever-changing landscape where criminals have access to more tools than ever. In our latest webinar, Johhty Mongan, Cyber Risk Consultant at Gallagher provides a background into cyber security breaches and how hackers are able to access your organisation's systems. Johnty also explores the potential risks and advises what actions you and your organisation's can take in order to mitigate these risks.
In our latest webinar, Ben Standing, Senior Associate from Browne Jacobson discusses the UK Government's 25 Year Environment Plan and the targets the Government has set. Ben also explores the Environment Bill 2020 which considers how these targets will be met. Ben provides an update on the progress of the Bill and what this looks like at a local level for councils, registered providers of social housing and other public service organisations.
In this webinar, Matthew Hyam, Partner at BLM will provide an introduction to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, how it works and what it potentially means for the housing sector.
In this webinar Andrew Millard, Public Sector Leader - North and Paul Ramiz, Director Reinsurance at Aon discuss weather risk management and actions councils can take to mitigate and minimise risk and impact on business continuity.
In this webinar, Carl Dunckley, Risk Consulting Manager at Risk Management Partners discusses supply chain vulnerability and explores the relevant standards and legislation in detail. Carl offers practical advice on resilience management in the supply chain.
In this webinar Alan Ross from Zurich Risk Engineering will discuss how to setup and run a successful risk workshop, outline some of the challenges and pitfalls to avoid and encourage you to think about your facilitation style.
In partnership with Zurich Municipal, the purpose of this risk appetite webinar is to give risk and insurance managers an insight into why understanding an organisation’s risk appetite is becoming increasingly important in the current risk environment. Rupert and Adam talk through the concepts and principals, the challenges and also the benefits of why steps should be taken to explore this aspect of risk management. Rupert and Adam also discuss developing and maintaining risk appetite frameworks and how this can be done more effectively, striving towards better risk-based decision-making.
In this webinar David Shipp, Enterprise Risk Account Manager at Network Rail, provides an overview demonstration of how his risk and control visualisation approach has been developed using SharpCloud and how it is delivering benefit to various levels within the organisation.
In this webinar Mark Sangster, Head of Public Sector at Gallagher discusses what to consider regarding setting limits of indemnity when appointing contractors and third parties.
If you have a specific query, why not contact a member of our office team directly? We will be pleased to assist you - whatever your question.