Upcoming Courses

Hot Topics in Employment Law – from the past 12 Months

25 Sep 19

Organiser: Geldards

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

Speakers: Helen Snow, Senior Associate, Geldards

Topic overview:
This session will provide delegates with review of some of the hot topics in employment law from the past 12 months including, managing stress in the workplace, vicarious liability, disciplinary and unfair dismissals & confidentiality and non-disclosure. The session will also include a review of relevant employment case law from the past 12 months covering; working time, discrimination, disciplinary warnings, redundancy and dismissal, as well as key legislative developments. We’ll also take a look at any relevant employment law developments which are on the horizon. Delegates will leave the session comfortable that they are up to date with current issues and informed about any changes to come.

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Annual Training Event 2019

01 Oct 19

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Venue: Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree Merseyside, L9 5ASRd

09:30 – 10:00     Registration and networking

10:00 – 10:05     Welcome Address David McCullough, Chair
NWLC Management Board
10:05 – 10.35      TBC 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

14.00 – 15.00        Workshop sessions 1
A. Practice Management Geldards
B. Cyber Security; Digital transformation risk and resilience Weightmans
B. Performance Management and Capability Hill Dickinson
C. Social Value in Procurement DAC Beachcroft

15.00 – 15.15 Refreshment and Networking

15:15 – 16:15          Workshop sessions 2
A. Your career path; are you on the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell? Weightmans
B. Managing Roles in L A Companies – Directors Duties and Public Law Geldards
C. Staying Sane in Dealing with Complaints Hill Dickinson
D. Planning and Highways DAC Beachcroft

16:15                         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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What Does the Government’s Zero Carbon Agenda Mean for Local Authorities?

23 Oct 19

Organiser: Weightmans

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

Speakers: Simon Colvin, Partner, Lev Gurdenli, Partner and Jim Jordan, Partner

Topic overview: What does the Government’s zero carbon agenda mean for Local Authorities in the context of renewable energy, the decarbonisation of heat and electric vehicles?

This session will explore the opportunities and challenges for local authorities in relation to renewable energy in terms of their own projects and the facilitation of schemes by others, the procurement of energy and the role of power purchase agreements, the decarbonisation of heat and the opportunities for heat network programmes, as well as the role of EVs and the needs for local authorities to take the lead in helping to deliver the necessary infrastructure. The session will be relevant to a number of different functions within authorities that have some responsibility for each of these areas.

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Legal Professional Privilege

06 Nov 19

Organiser: Hill Dickinson

Venue: Hill Dickinson 50 Fountain Street Manchester M2 5AS

Speakers: Iain Campbell, Partner

Topic overview:

A practical guide to:  Legal professional Privilege

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CPOs/Planning

27 Nov 19

Organiser: DAC Beachroft

Venue: DAC Beachcroft 3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF

Speaker: Christopher Stanwell

Topic overview:

Why use CPO powers and when/how to do it – economic social and environmental benefits.

An overview of the process of making a CPO and its confirmation.

Key issues to address:

  • Reasons for the CPO – planning consent and/or policy support for it;
  • compelling case in the public interest;
  • Alternatives;
  • Funding the CPO (LG/third party) – resources, viability and costs; and
  • Human Rights and Public Sector Equality Duty.
  • Consultation and addressing objectors concerns (mitigating the impacts).
  • Recent changes to the process of confirming CPOs by PINS and the inquiry process.
  • Timescales and prospects of success.

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Protecting Council Land

04 Dec 19

Organiser: Geldards

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

Speakers: Mark Hacking and Catherine Gritt

Topic overview:

  • How to get rid of tenants who won’t go – Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 leases, contracted out leases, no lease at all
  • How to get rid of people who shouldn’t be there, or stop them doing what they shouldn’t – the joy of injunctions

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Children Social Care

29 Jan 20

Organiser: Weightmans

Venue: Weightmans 100 Old Hall Street Liverpool L3 9QJ

Speakers: Sally Merriman, Associate & Morris Hill, Legal Director

Topic overview:

Update on topical issues affecting local government practitioners

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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: Aiofe 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

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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