Martyn's law: the protect duty

  • Legal Development 27 January 2022 27 January 2022
  • Insurance & Reinsurance

This content was written by BLM prior to its merger with Clyde & Co.

Martyn was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena attached in 2017, as a result, his mother started a petition for tougher security measures. 

Following the launch of a government consultation in February 2021 on the new Protect Duty. The Protect Duty will assess and take steps to mitigate the risk of terrorist attacks and would apply to both the public and private sector alike. It is expected that legislation will be implemented in a matter of months.

Speaking in an informative webinar for Alarm, BLM Partner and Head of Public Sector, Paul Tarne and Solicitor, Rose McNeil, who both represent core participants in the Manchester Arena Inquiry, have updated members on what lessons can be learned from the evidence and provide an overview of the outcome of the consultation on the Protect Duty.

Click here to watch the webinar.

Paul also wrote a blog on the Protect Duty, co-authored with Alistair Kinley for the BLM Policy Blog, here.

This webinar was originally produced for ALARM, embrace risk. ALARM is a not-for-profit membership association that has supported risk management professionals for over 30 years. ALARM provides members with outstanding support including training, guidance and best practice, networking and industry recognition for excellence across risk management. For more information, visit and follow @ALARMrisk on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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