Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Insolvency and Directors’ Duties

20 Mar 24

Organiser: Geldards

Venue: by Webinar

An introduction to company insolvency and how it affects the duties of directors.

This Fundamentals session will cover –

  • What insolvency means and how to spot it;
  • The main formal insolvency procedures affecting companies;
  • The concept of moratorium and how it affects creditors and contracting parties; and
  • Directors’ duties and how they shift when a company approaches insolvency.

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Governance Update

27 Mar 24

Organiser: Weightmans and Bevan Brittan

Venue: Weightmans Liverpool

During this in-person event, Simon Goacher, Partner, Weightmans and Phil McCourt, Legal Director, Bevan Brittan will provide an update on current trends in governance including S114 reports, lessons from best interest reports and the role of the monitoring officer and legal team in ensuring good governance.

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Highway authorities powers and obligations / Common issues

17 Apr 24

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Venue: by Webinar

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of:

  • What is a highway
  • S38 and S278 Agreements (and interaction with s106)
  • Highways Adoption, extent and responsibilities
  • PROW (the ins and outs)

Your speaker is Charlotte Coyle, Senior Associate DAC Beachcroft.

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Data Breaches and the Online Safety Act

15 May 24

Organiser: DAC Beachcroft

Venue: DAC Beachcroft, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF

In light of a number of high-profile personal data breaches involving public bodies, the first part of this session will look at the legal obligations and implications of personal data breaches for local authorities and other public bodies. Geldards Partner, Helen Snow, will also consider how data should be shared in accordance with the ICO’s Code of Practice on Data Sharing, how data can be shared securely and the risks of inadvertent disclosure by human error mitigated.

The Online Safety Act is due to become law in the UK in late 2023, imposing various duties on social media platforms, designed to protect children – in the words of the UK government it is set to represent “the most powerful child protection laws in a generation”. In the second part of this session, tech and privacy lawyer, Chris Air (Partner at DAC Beachcroft), will give an overview of the new law and why it is important for local authorities to be aware of it.

09:15 – Registration

9:45 – Session 1

11:00 – Break

11:20 – Session 2

12:45 – Lunch

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