New Products Regulator – speak softly and carry out some enforcement action

It hasn’t taken long for the new consumer products regulator – the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS), to show businesses that it’s not going to be toothless in its drive to modernise the industry. Set up only in January 2018, it’s found the time to cite a timber… Read more »


K&R News

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This month, instead of a newsletter focusing on specific aspects of kidnap & ransom, we wanted to share the following articles predicting global kidnapping trends in 2018. This post was produced in collaboration with our response consultancy partner, red24. Please feel free to share these documents with your clients. Kidnapping:… Read more »


Wrongful detention trends around the world

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  Wrongful or unlawful detention of business or recreational travellers by state or nonstate groups will also present a security concern in 2018. Communities with adverse views of foreign business activities, including in a number of medium- and lower-risk environments such as Bolivia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Paraguay,… Read more »


Wrongful detention: the plight of independent journalists in the CIS

The 2017 abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli not only puts Georgia’s democratic credentials under scrutiny, but also highlights the variety of threats faced by independent journalists in many parts of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including wrongful detention, writes Saif Islam. What is wrongful detention? It is the act of… Read more »


2017 recalls numbers in review – tiptoeing through the raindrops

2017 was a busy year in the recall market with some tumultuous market events, big ticket claims, regulatory advances and multiple manufacturing recalls. When looking at the sheer number of recall notices issued by various regulatory bodies, it is easy to empathise with the environment in which manufacturers are operating…. Read more »