YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN Issue 66; February 2019
LATEST CONSORTIUM NEWS
Brexit and Working with LLG
As you may know from e-mails recently sent out, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local
Government (MHCLG) has requested LLG’s input into the impact of Brexit on Local Government providing
a welcome opportunity to influence and scope the outcomes for local government once Brexit takes place.
Thank you so much to those who have expressed an interest in helping LLG with this work from the NW
region which should benefit all member organisations!
Watch out for more news on this as the detail emerges.
LGA and possible Local Authorities and Fire Service Legal Framework
The Consortium is aware of correspondence from the LGA received later on last year concerning the
possibility of a national framework to access external legal support.
The Chair of your Management Board is in contact with the LGA about their proposals and is keeping
up to date with the LGA intentions as they emerge.
Information as to how such a framework would impact upon the work of the Consortium will be released
as soon as more is known.
Consortium FREE Training Programme 2018/2019
You can book yourselves, colleagues or clients on to our FREE courses through the website at
With this latest programme we have aligned all course start times as 10am to avoid confusion and
assist all delegates in making their travel arrangements.
Please note that 10am is the actual start of the training session.
Coming up you’ve got:
On 27th February we have our next Practice Management session at Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office
On 28th February we have the rearranged ‘Adult Social Care’ training from Weightmans in Manchester
On 6th March in Manchester, DAC Beachcroft are covering Real Estate
Bury Council are hosting their Annual Rates and Finance Update on 18th March in Bury, – staff from other
Consortium member organisations are welcome to attend
On 20th March in Warrington Geldards are providing Regeneration Projects/Development Agreements
More detail on the website courses page at www.nwlegalconsortium.com/courses
Don’t forget that all this training is free and is open to legal staff at member organisations as well as to
client department staff.
And finally a request….
Booked on to a training course but now find that you can’t make it?
If this happens to you…..and it might and it does, please try to let us know as soon as you can.
Recent training sessions have had a significant number of delegates not attending and this can make things
difficult for presenters and other delegates.
If you can cancel your place please do so with as much notice as possible.
There is a facility to manage your bookings on the website – just click on ‘Manage your Bookings’
Or call or email Beryl or Brian to let us know not to expect you. It really does help us to manage the training
better and shows respect for the trainers and other colleagues.