Webber Wentzel, the leading full-service law firm in Africa, recently launched an online tool designed to help manage and coordinate a legal emergency response in the event of dawn raids (by SARS, the Competition Commission or Hawks), workplace incidents and inspections, environmental incidents and inspections, and data breaches.
Employees and business owners are not always sure of the correct way to respond to these events, and in these pressurized situations, mistakes can be made that have serious repercussions.
All these situations require specific responses in order to ensure they’re managed according to best practice and to reduce the risk to the firm concerned.
According to Daryl Dingley, a partner in the competition law team at Webber Wentzel, "Webber Wentzel Alert is an essential crisis management tool for any business; it ensures a coordinated, calm and legally compliant response in stressful circumstances. In my experience, clients appreciate the convenience of knowing that the right people from their businesses and their expert legal advisors are mobilized into action as soon as possible."
Webber Wentzel Alert will help launch an automated emergency response that ensures that a pre-identified group of individuals are notified, and provides best practice guidelines and checklists to ensure that the business response is legally compliant and organisationally aligned.
Quick and considered responses can mitigate some of the serious consequences of non-compliance. For more information on Webber Wentzel Alert, visit their website.
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