EVENT: How will the anti-terrorism Bill impact licensed premises?

Keystone Law, the UK Top 100 law firm, is hosting an event on the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, known as Martyn’s Law, on Tuesday 14 May in Central London to support licensed premises as they navigate the new Bill and what will be required of them under the new ‘Protect Duty’.

Martyn’s Law will impose requirements in relation to certain premises and events to increase their preparedness for, and protection from, a terrorist attack. It will require the individual or businesses responsible for the venues which have a capacity of over 100 people, to take proportionate steps to improve public safety. It is estimated that the cost for businesses implementing these measures could reach over £80,000.

Taking place at 1:00pm – 4:30pm in Central London, an array of industry experts will delve into the finer details of Martyn’s Law providing businesses with insights on how to safeguard their business, how to comply with the new law and equip them with the essential information to navigate the requirements of the Bill.

Martyn’s Law is the result of a campaign led by Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett who was one of the 22 victims of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena in 2017. Following the attack, the Martyn’s Law Campaign Team campaigned to get the Bill through Parliament to ensure businesses have measures in place to protect the public should a terrorist attack occur.

Keystone Law’s licensing specialists Gareth Hughes, Niall McCann, Sarah Taylor and Richard Williams will give an overview of the Bill, outlining the government response and its current status, along with the measures and training businesses will need to provide to employees and contractors. Guest speaker Russ Phillips, a Counter Terrorism Consultant, will cover what terrorism is, what the threat looks like – including threat levels and what businesses can do now to prepare.

Sarah Taylor, licensing partner at Keystone Law said:

“This event is essential for any premises that can hold over 100 people. The Bill will bring significant changes to how companies train employees and the measures venues have in place and so, it is imperative that businesses are prepared.

“Throughout the course of the afternoon, businesses will get key insight and information into what they need to do from experts in their respective fields. This is hugely important as the central aim of the Bill is to better protect the public should a terrorist attack happen.”

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