Crises are unavoidable but not unforeseeable. A good plan, or set of plans, will ensure an organisation can mount an effective response to any identified key crisis threats as well as providing the foundation that will enable effective management of unforeseen events.

As an in-house lawyer, you should play a crucial part in helping your organisation prepare for, and then manage, a crisis. The following guide has been written to provide an overview of a good crisis management plan. It looks at all the components of the plan, the structure of a crisis management team and the lawyer’s role in all of this. The guide also explains the importance of planning, coupled with a willingness to adapt and improvise as circumstances change.

Please click here to access the full PDF guide.

If you have any further questions relating to the guide, please contact Nick Watson using the below contact details.

First published on Thomson Reuters, Practical Law in September 2019

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This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. It should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. Please note that the law may have changed since the date of this article.