Upcoming Courses

Managing contracts, dealing with insolvency and termination / exit management arrangements

23 Jan 19

Organiser: Geldards

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

This session will focus on how local authorities can manage their third-party contracts particularly where suppliers have gone into difficulty and face insolvency. We will cover

  • the different insolvency procedures and the effect of these (e.g. liquidation, administration, CVA, and winding up)
  • provisions in contracts dealing with termination

managing the termination and having sufficient exit management arrangements in place to deal with taking the service back in house or transferring to another provider

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Debt Recovery – including social care fees and deceased insolvent estates

06 Feb 19

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson No 1 St Pauls Square, Liverpool

This session will cover a review of debt recovery generally including judgments, enforcement and deceased insolvent estates

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Practice Management Meeting

27 Feb 19

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson 50 Fountain St, Manchester M2 2AS

Details to follow

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Adult Social Care including the Social Care green paper

28 Feb 19

Organiser: Weightmans

Venue: Weightmans’ Manchester at 3, Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

An update on the latest in the law on adult social care, including;

  • The new Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill;
  • The future of social care after the Green Paper;
  • Integration of health and social care – current trends.

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Real Estate

06 Mar 19

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Venue: 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

1. Construction focus: issues around the definitions of “defects” and “practical completion” in pre-let agreements Adam Jason (Senior Associate)

2. Real Estate Update: Land Registry and case law Heather Brown (Solicitor), Cassandra Fleming (Solicitor)

3. The changing face of retail asset management: trends, challenges and how your lawyers can help you Louise Knowler (Senior Associate), Tom Everson (Senior Associate), Ruth Cockram (Senior Associate)

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Annual Rates and Finance Update 2019

18 Mar 19

Organiser: Bury MBC Legal Services and Exchange Chambers

Venue: Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW – Council Chambers

Barristers Peter Dixon, John Waiting and Simon Whitfield from Exchange Chambers will look at recent cases of significance on rates, the latest avoidance schemes, enforcement issues and matters arising from the Community Infrastructure Levy.   They will also share personal experience of cases they have dealt with in the last 12 months.

Coffee/registration will be at 9.15am, with a 9.30am start.  The seminar should last around 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

To confirm attendance, please e-mail Dominic Press at Bury Council on d.press@bury.gov.uk

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Regeneration projects / Development Agreements / Construction

20 Mar 19

Organiser: Geldards

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

This session will provide an analysis of the legal issues relevant to regeneration projects and a practical discussion on managing local authority involvement in such projects. It will include:

  • Considering the range of structures which can be used when local authorities work with developers on regeneration including development agreements and joint ventures
  • Effective land management and land disposal including some property law issues that affect regeneration
  • Local authority powers and governance

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GDPR Update

03 Apr 19

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson No 1 St Pauls Square, Liverpool

TBC

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Planning update including the new NPPF

10 Apr 19

Organiser: Weightmans

Venue: 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ

An update on Planning hot topics including;-

  • The New NPPF and housing delivery
  • Garden Communities
  • Planning decision making
  • Brexit and planning
  • Neighbourhood planning

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Employment law update

01 May 19

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Venue: 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HF

TBC

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