News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 16/05/2018
The practical impact of the Supreme Court's surprise decision to quash employment tribunal fees is now being felt: employment tribunal and Acas statistics are showing steep rises in claims, with the inevitable effect that 2018 is the year that employers must polish up their dispute resolution and employment tribunal management skills.
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Publish date: 10/05/2018
Suki Binjal is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Evans as it's new Chief Executive Officer. Debrorah will continue to secure the functionality of LLG’s business and drive it's extensive day-to-day operations.
Publish date: 26/04/2018
LLG have collaborated with the Institute of Licensing who today launched guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades. Tim Briton the SAA National Lead for Litigation and Stephen Turner for Licensing have spent considerable time feeding into this guidance to ensure operators and owners of hackney and private hire vehicles are 'safe and suitable' across all local authorities.
Click on the article to read the guidance which considers how regard should be had to the antecedent history of an applicant or licence holder; together with quotes from those involved.
Publish date: 24/04/2018
Jackie Gray talks to LLG about implementing the vital GDPR changes within your authority.
Publish date: 24/04/2018
LLG launched the Monitoring Officer Handbook at the Weekend School when full members obtained free access to the 'go to' manual to support them in their work. Produced by Weightmans and Sefton Council and published by LLG through Thomson Reuter's Proview; a professional grade eBook platform for Windows or Mac Desktop, laptop, Android and iPad. The Handbook is designed as a reference for Monitoring Officer's, Deputy Monitoring Officers and aspiring Monitoring Officers.
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Publish date: 17/04/2018
A brand new tailored MSc in Local Government Legal Professional Leadership has now launched with the University of Northumbria and LLG are offering a 3K Bursary to help fund this course for the first 12 eligible LLG members who apply.
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Publish date: 16/04/2018
Businesses are increasingly looking for new and innovative ways of ensuring they remain commercially competitive in a constantly evolving market, and the legal industry is no exception. What was once considered to be a traditional sector is now becoming more commercially focused – and lawyers are continuously adapting their skill sets to keep up with this growing trend. One of the most challenging aspects is encouraging legal professionals to build on the core skills required to be a lawyer in today’s modernised legal industry. Here, I take a look at the importance of adaptability in the ever-changing legal industry, as well as exactly what it means to be a lawyer in the 21st century.
Publish date: 29/03/2018
The Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) Monitoring Officers’ Handbook, launched in March 2018, is an unique venture delivering targeted advice to current and aspiring local authority Monitoring Officers (MOs) and Deputies. The result of a collaborative endeavour bringing together expertise from Sefton Council and leading public sector firm Weightmans, the title is being published via Thomson Reuters Proview, a professional-grade eBook platform for Windows or Mac desktop, laptop, Android, and iPad.
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Publish date: 19/03/2018
Full coverage of the Weekend School including training sessions, updates, networking and more.....
Publish date: 02/02/2018
The Institute of Licensing yesterday launched a national consultation on draft guidance that it has developed relating to the licensing of drivers, operators and proprietors in the hackney and private hire trades. The consultation runs until the end of February and your views are sought.