News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 13/07/2017
The Committee on Standards in Public Life hosted a seminar on Monday 10 July 2017 to launch their annual report for 2016-17 and forward plan 2017-18. The informative session was well attended by a host of stakeholders from across the public sector.
The Committee has identified 4 key areas of activity for 2017-18; MP’s Outside Interests, Local Government Standards, Public Service Providers and the Impact of Social Media.
In respect of Local Government Standards, the Committee regularly receives correspondence from the public expressing concern about the issue. The Committee therefore intends to undertake a review of standards during 2017-18. The review will be based around a consultation that will be launched early in 2018 with findings and recommendations to be published later in 2018.
I have registered LLG’s interest in taking part in this consultation. As MO & Governance Lead, I will co-ordinate a collective response. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with your views in relation to the standards arrangements. I will invite further comment once the consultation has been launched.
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Publish date: 04/07/2017
The LLG Stakeholder Event took place on Friday 30th June 2017 at the Caledonian Club and was an enjoyable and insightful examination of the current issues and challenges facing local government.
Publish date: 20/06/2017
Congratulations to Coventry City Council who won the Legal Services Category at the MJ Awards sponsored by LLG.
The event was a splendid occasion celebrating the work of local authorities and well done to the City of Wolverhampton Council for winning the Local Authority of the Year Award.
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Publish date: 09/06/2017
Olwen Dutton, Partner at Anthony Collins examines the impact of the election result on Brexit; Health & Social Care; Education; Housing; New Investment; Local Government, Social Business & Charities and the Key Message.
Publish date: 07/06/2017
After the completion of the LLG Legal Training Development Survey the winners have been announced!
Publish date: 05/06/2017
The London Branch is saddened and horrified by the events in London over the weekend and send condolences and thoughts to the hundreds of people caught up and effected by the brutality on Saturday.
Many of our London members will themselves have spent many happy evenings enjoying the environment of Borough Market and surrounding areas and it is shocking to all of us that such acts occurred.
In the spirit of collective resilience and 'London United', the London AGM & Garden Party will proceed as planned on Tuesday 6th June. We hope to see you there.
Publish date: 26/05/2017
LLG Legal Training are delighted to announce that the Annual Governance Conference and exhibition, held in association with LLG, Lawyers in Local Government, will be taking place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October 2017.
Publish date: 05/05/2017
Hackney’s Criminal Litigation Team has been shortlisted in the 2017 Solicitors Journal Awards to be held on 17th May 2017 and are the only local authority to be shortlisted across 16 categories. The team headed by Pauline Campbell alongside Maneka Singh have beat some stiff competition and are delighted to get this far. LLG knows from its own awards the incredible talent out there and would urge you all to follow their example and nominated your teams for awards across the spectrum.
Publish date: 05/05/2017
Noel Inge explains the apprenticeship levy, outlining the benefits for both employer and apprentice and highlights the things you need to consider including the varying types of apprenticeship; from paralegal to solicitor.
Publish date: 21/04/2017
The LGA have clarified their position following initial guidance sent to local authorities regarding Purdah commencing tomorrow. Following enquiries by LLG and others, the LGA have now clearly stated that Purdah commences tomorrow for the Civil Service and not local government however, in consequence, local government will commence a period of "heightened sensitivity" as set out in the local government code governing publicity, despite the timing being prior to the publication of the notice of election as the code applies at all times.
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