YOUR MONTHLY E-BULLETIN – Issue 35; June 2015

LATEST CONSORTIUM NEWS

THE FUTURE OF YOUR SOLICITORS FRAMEWORK

All Heads of Service have now received a note which contains the Management Board’s recommendations for the proposed future plans and which seeks views and comments.The Board will be considering these responses at their meeting on 10th June so a decision on the way forward is very close …..and then the work starts!The outcome and progress will be reported to all through future Bulletins over the coming months.

OUR LATEST CONSORTIUM OFFER

Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act MHA & MCA Law have run a subscription service for the last 13 years primarily for Local Authorities and Trusts. Dave Sheppard has recently made an offer to the North West Legal Consortium that for those local authorities (not just legal departments), who have either never subscribed or have not been recent subscribers, they can subscribe for a 50% discount (i.e. now only £600 plus VAT) for access from now until 30th April 2016. If interested, please email Dave direct (dave@mhaandmca.co.uk)

REMINDERS:

Member organisations will shortly be receiving their invoices for the NWLC Annual Subscription. These will come from Sefton who assist the Consortium with this process as lead organisation.

DID YOU SEE THIS NEW CONSORTIUM OFFER LAST MONTH?

North West based legal case management supplier Norwel is now offering discounted rates to members of the Consortium and additionally has developed an alternative and innovative ‘pay monthly’ pricing model for Consortium members. Established in 1972, Norwel Computer Services Ltd continues to be recognised as a key supplier of superior legal case management systems to Local Authority legal departments.As part of its ongoing commitment to the North West region, Norwel is offering Consortium members the choice of either; a 10% discount on software licensing or alternatively an innovative ‘pay-monthly’ pricing structure which is unique and exclusive to Consortium members.For more information and an illustration of the costs use this link http://www.norwel.co.uk/north-west-legal- consortium-member-benefits.html

If you would like to discuss the offer in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Norwel directly on telephone number 0161 492 1600 or alternatively e-mail steve.skinner@norwel.co.uk or andy.woods@norwel.co.uk

Don’t forget to let us know when you have new colleagues joining your organisation (and leaving too of course) All you need to do is drop a quick e-mail to bh_nwlconsortium@btinternet.com or ¬†briangibson2@msn.com with the detail of the staff changes and we’ll take it from there!

Free Consortium healthchecks are available to member authorities to spread the word about the benefits of membership of the Consortium, explain how the website can be used and basically do a bit of a healthcheck as to what each authority uses the Consortium for etc and how best we can assist.

ANNUAL FREE TRAINING PROGRAMME – WHATS ON THIS MONTH?

The remaining FREE CPD session from our Annual Training Programme provided by our Partner firms to round off the year’s programme is on 24th June DAC Beachcroft are presenting Commercial Property Powers and Development in Manchester.

And lets not forget that the NWLC Annual Training Event 2015 – NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS!This year’s event will be held at the Langtree Stadium in St Helens on Tuesday 6th October 2015.¬†For full details and to make bookings for the courses or the ATE for yourself a colleague or client go to the website at www.nwlegalconsortium.com – courses page.

NEW ROLES UP FOR GRABS?

This month Merseytravel have a vacancy for a Commercial Lawyer with a closing date of 17th June and Bury Council are looking for a Senior Solicitor, Community Care with a closing date of 19th June. West Lancashire District Council require an Electoral Services and Administration manager (closing date 26th June) and Preston City Council urgently require a Land Charges Assistant.

For full details see the Jobs page on the website. Does your authority want to advertise your vacancies on the website for free? If so contact Beryl Heath on bh_nwlconsortium@btinternet.com

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