Annual Training Event 2019

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Has CPD Points:

Starts: 01 October 2019 at 9.30 am

Ends: 01 October 2019 at 16.25pm

Venue: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree Merseyside, L9 5ASRd . View map (external link)


09:30 – 10:00     Registration and networking

10:00 – 10:05     Welcome Address David McCullough, Chair
NWLC Management Board
10:05 – 10.35      Management and Leadership -Personal Reflections Peter Jackson
Chief Executive, Hill Dickinson
10.35 – 11.35        Negotiating with Nothing to Offer
A hostage negotiators perspective Kevin M Taylor, Managing Director, Crimson Peak Ltd

11:35 – 11:55         Refreshment and Networking
11:55 – 12:45         Working with elected members – are we all speaking the same language? Bethan Evans

12.45 – 14.00        Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 13:45        NWLC AGM

13.45 – 14.05         Legal Department of the Future  Derek Bedlow, Local Government Lawyer and Anne Kingsley,PSL for Local Government LexisNexis

14.10 – 15.10        Workshop sessions 1
A. Practice Management Geldards Business Development Team and Sam Nicholls Head of Business Development Intelligent Office
B. Cyber Security; Digital transformation risk and resilience  Mark Brenlund, Partner Weightmans
B. Performance Management and Capability  David Parry Partner, Employment,Hill Dickinson
C. Social Value in Procurement  Victoria Fletcher,Senior Associate, DAC Beachcroft

15.10 – 15.25 Refreshment and Networking

15:25 – 16:25          Workshop sessions 2
A. Your career path; are you on the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell? Simon Goacher,Partner and Laila Leatherbarrow Learning and Development Trainer,Weightmans
B. Managing Roles in L A Companies – Directors Duties and Public Law  Clare Hardy and Rebecca Gilbert, Senior Associates- Public Services,Geldards
C. Complaints Best Practice/Procedures – Interactive Workshop Richard Carleton,Risk and Compliance Manager, Hill Dickinson and Jill Coule Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
D. Planning and Highways  Karen Howe,Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft

16:25                         Close

We welcome your bookings for this event but if you ultimately cannot make it please do let us know!

We offer the event FREE to delegates from member organisations and every effort is made to make the conference completely self financing but if we order food and refreshments for a delegate who has booked a place and then they don’t appear there is a cost of over £30 to the Consortium.


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