Martyn’s Law to usher in new era of terrorism risk mitigation and management

Glade of Light Memorial to the Manchester Arena attack victims
The Glade of Light Memorial to the Manchester Arena attack victims

New legislation aimed at protecting premises from terrorism attacks might be thin on detail. But brokers need be prepared to assess how it will impact their clients over the coming months, as Edward Murray discovers.

Brokers placing terrorism and liability cover have been served notice that legislative changes affecting their venue-owning clients will be enacted during the 2023/24 parliamentary session.

In the King’s Speech, which was delivered on 7 November at the Palace of Westminster to members of both houses of parliament, King Charles III said: “Legislation will be introduced to protect public premises from terrorism in light of the Manchester Arena attack.”

This single sentence was the only reference to

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