New laws to protect Good Samaritans, community heroes and small business owners

Wednesday’s Queen’s speech will be the last of this government and it will be interesting to see what the coalition hopes to achieve in this final parliamentary session. We received a preview this morning from the MoJ with the announcement of a bill designed to take further steps to level the playing field in favour of employers who have done all that is reasonable to protect employees, and to ensure that people who volunteer and carry out good deeds should not be put off by worries about risk and liability if something goes wrong.

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Simon Denyer


I am the Strategic Legal Development Partner within the Insurance team.