Upcoming Courses

Children Social Care

29 Jan 20

Organiser: Weightmans

Venue: Weightmans 100 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9QJ

10 – 11 am

Dr Tim Morris, a senior child and adolescent psychiatrist:

·         “Children in the Care System and Diagnosis” – attachment disorder/attachment difficulties and attachment styles (often confused)

·         Complex Trauma Diagnosis (a new term in the recently released ICD-11)

·         Therapy and the prognosis for those in care.

11 – 11.15 coffee

Sally Merriman  (Principal Associate Solicitor)  & Lauren Smith (Associate Solicitor)

  • Case up-date

HHJ Steven Parker

·         County liners and their journey through the family justice system

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Making an In-house Team More Commercial – Practice Management

05 Feb 20

Organiser: Geldards

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium Warrington

Course overview

This session will provide a practical introduction to working commercially and generating income for a local authority. We will look at opportunities for income generation and the legal issues associated with them, as well as the practicalities of business planning and marketing.

We will consider effective bid assurance – devising a governance structure and decision-making process that covers vires, regulatory compliance and local authority decision making whilst also enabling agile and business lead decisions to be made; invoicing and billing; changing the culture.

Suitable audience:

Practice Managers and Lawyers who are involved in providing services to clients outside their local authorities and any other income generation activities

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Income generation by local authorities

Business planning

Effective bid assurance

Interactive elements

Those attending will be encouraged to discuss the issues raised and how they will apply them in practice. The session will include a quiz.

This session will be delivered by Clare Hardy, a Senior Associate and core member of the Geldards Public Sector team and Robert Smith, Business Development & Marketing Director for Geldards.

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Disclosure & Criminal Proceedings PACE Interview Training

12 Feb 20

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson No 1 St Paul's Square Liverpool L3 9SJ

Speakers: Aoife Ryan, Senior Associate Regulatory

Topic overview:

  • Overview of disclosure and unused material
  • How to effectively conduct investigation

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GDPR/Information Law

26 Feb 20

Organiser: DAC Beachroft

Venue: DAC Beachcroft 3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF

COURSE NOW FULL – BOOKINGS CLOSED

Speaker: Abigail Sneller

Topic overview:

Key areas of risk facing local authorities

Data breaches and enforcement action

GDPR – what have we learnt?

Case law update

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Local Government Law and Governance

04 Mar 20

Organiser: Geldards

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium Mike Gregory Way Warrington WA2 7NE

Speakers:
Clare Hardy, Geldards LLP and Adam Simpson, Warrington Borough Council

Topic overview:

This session will provide background training on local authority governance.  Subjects covered will include decision making, powers, member conduct, and an update on some cases relevant to local government law

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Managing Complex Procurements

25 Mar 20

Organiser: Weightmans

Venue: Weightmans LLP No 1 Spinningfields Hardman Square Manchester M3 3EB

Speakers: Martin Vincent, Partner, Richard Vaughan, Principal Associate, Dan Barchet, Principal Associate and Claire Hollins, Principal Associate

Topic overview:

Using a dialogue / negotiated process

Significant supplier base rationalisation

Form of contract

Contract drafting / negotiation

TUPE transfers

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Special Education Needs

01 Apr 20

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson No 1 St Paul's Square Liverpool L3 9SJ

Speakers: Joe Orme – Associate

Topic overview: “Education and health care plans, and dealing with Tribunal appeals”.

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Key Issues in Construction Contracts

22 Apr 20

Organiser: DAC Beachroft

Venue: DAC Beachcroft 3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF

Speaker: Rachel Gibson

Topic overview:

Extensions of time

Practical Completion

Defects Liability

Retention

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Inquests Law and Practice

06 May 20

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson 50 Fountain Street Manchester M2 5AS

Speakers: Paul Allerston – Legal Director

Topic overview:
An insight into the legal framework in which deaths are investigated by the Coroner and practical guidance for those who are summonsed to attend an inquest

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