Risk management

What are the biggest risks to your business – a fire, a formal investigation or a fatality on site?

Would you and your employees know what to do if the worst happened?

Managing risk plays a part in almost every business from providing a safe working environment for employees, to investing in the latest software that will protect valuable data. Unfortunately, things do occasionally go wrong and the human, commercial and reputational repercussions can be devastating. Weightmans Risk Management Services offers an end to end risk management package which helps you identify potential risks to your business, provides swift, effective management should a crisis occur, and a post-crisis review to highlight lessons learned.

We’ve worked with clients of all sizes to identify, plan ahead for and manage a broad range of business risks, such as:

  • Regulatory issues
  • People issues e.g. immigration and safeguarding
  • Reputational issues – due to one or more of the above.
  • Health and safety
  • White collar crime e.g. fraud
  • Data protection / cyber security
  • Environmental issues e.g. spillages, damage to buildings

How we can help

We recognise that no two organisations are the same, so we’ve kept our three services comprehensive enough to stand alone, but flexible enough to sit alongside your existing risk management provision:

Prevent

Risk assessment & prevention services

From experience, time invested in the assessment and prevention phase dramatically reduces the chance of a crisis occurring and significantly limits it’s impact should the unforeseen happen.

Audit: a comprehensive audit of your policies and procedures in line with legal and regulatory obligations, as well as their understanding and adaptation by employees, suppliers and contractors

Training: to help you and your staff better understand your legal and compliance requirements. Training will be delivered in format to suit you by the Weightmans team and our third partycyber and media experts, where specialist expertise is required.

Horizon scanning: using our legislative updates and predictive analytics to help you predict potential risks and plan for the future.

Contain

Crisis Management Services

Immediate on the ground 24/7 advice and support during the ‘fire-fighting’ stage of the crisis, focusing on:

  • Damage limitation
  • Media and reputation management (working closely with any existing in-house PR personnel)
  • Legal liability limitation and evidence preservation
  • Employee wellbeing issues
  • Co-ordinating third party experts to deliver a seamless service

Learn

Post-crisis Support Services

Advice on any consequential litigation, analysing the legal and practical lessons learned and feeding these back into the prevention phase to minimise the recurrence of a similar crisis in the future.

Expert support

Our broad range of Risk Management Services is supported by a national law firm which is renowned for its legal expertise, sector knowledge and client care. For certain specialist elements of the service such as media liaison, reputational management and cyber crises, we have engaged trusted third party experts who are available 24/7 to work with us throughout the incident.

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