Business continuity plan—BCP
Produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal
Business continuity plan—BCP

The following Practice Compliance precedent produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Business continuity plan—BCP
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Scope of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • 3 The BCP management team
  • 4 Staff responsibilities
  • 5 BCP procedures
  • 6 Training
  • 7 Testing
  • 8 Review of the BCP
  • Appendix 1
  • More...

Business continuity plan—BCP

    1. 1


      It is our policy to ensure that if our business is interrupted, we can become fully operational as quickly as possible. In doing so, we aim to protect our staff, [clients OR customers OR and any other parties we have dealings with. This plan contains the procedures we will follow should we suffer a business interruption.

    1. 2

      Scope of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

      1. 2.1

        This BCP applies to all staff in [every business unit OR insert which department of office the plan covers].

      1. 2.2

        Examples of incidents that would invoke this plan are:

        1. 2.2.1


        1. 2.2.2


        1. 2.2.3


        1. 2.2.4

          IT failure

        1. 2.2.5

          communications failure (eg telephone system)

        1. 2.2.6

          limited or complete loss of access to offices

        1. 2.2.7

          adverse weather

        1. 2.2.8

          loss of key personnel

        1. 2.2.9


        1. 2.2.10

          cyber-security or cybercrime incident

      1. 2.3

        We have evaluated and analysed each of each these business interruptions.

      1. 2.4

        The evaluation and analysis documents set out the:

        1. 2.4.1

          impact and likelihood of different types of interruption occurring

        1. 2.4.2

          measures we have already taken to reduce, avoid or transfer the risk

        1. 2.4.3

          key functions of our business that are needed in delivering services to clients OR customers OR

        1. 2.4.4

          key staff identified to manage recovery of those functions, and

        1. 2.4.5

          resources we need to deliver our services

      1. 2.5

        [Details of the evaluation and analysis can be found at Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.]

    1. 3

      The BCP management team

      1. 3.1

        The [insert title of person responsible for

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