LLG expresses its great sadness at the passing of Bryan McGuire QC who was a good friend to LLG and its predecessor organisations as well as a familiar face within local government legal circles. A gentleman of the first order, Bryan was always well received at the Weekend School and other special interest groups at which he freely gave his time to impart his well rounded knowledge and expertise. Bryan's company at such events was delightful and charming. His engaging demeanour and warmth stood him out and he will be greatly missed by all. His brother Richard pays an endearing tribute in the Guardian linked by clicking on this news item. LLG passes its sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 28/07/2016
Publish date: 28/06/2016
LLG wish to express its shock and sadness at the horrific events leading to the death of Jo Cox MP last Thursday. Thoughts are with her family, friends, colleagues and the people of West Yorkshire.
Publish date: 02/06/2016
The SRA have delayed the SQE implementation following 100 wholly negative responses to their consultation.
Publish date: 09/05/2016
Weightmans go to press following launch of LLG's Member Defence Scheme
Publish date: 26/04/2016
LLG are delighted to announce the launch of a Monitoring Officer Defence Scheme in partnership with Weightmans Solicitors. The new full member benefit will apply to Monitoring Officers or their Deputies when acting in that capacity and is designed to provide advice and assistance with issues relating to the statutory role. The offer includes a telephone advice line, a conference facility and preferential terms in tribunal proceedings. For full terms and conditions go the LLG Membership in the documents library and click on Monitoring Officer Defence Scheme Terms and Conditions.
Publish date: 14/04/2016
The detailed paper including questions and answers provides guidance on the statutory rules regulating publicity produced at any time by the council or by other persons with the council’s assistance; the tighter rules on council publicity produced by the council in the run up to polling day for the EU referendum; and the areas of the council’s operations which are affected by the referendum process.
Publish date: 11/04/2016
The LLG Competency Framework which includes the SRA obligations is now available within the Document Library. Just click on 'documents' in the top tab from the home page and in categories marked 'filter by category' click on Learning and Development. All documents are available including the Statement of Legal Knowledge and Templates to record your learning and development including examples to start you off. The Presentation on the Competency Framework will be available on Local Government Law TV later this week and will include all detailed slides.
Publish date: 29/02/2016
Publish date: 20/01/2016
Crispin Passmore highlights examples for Rule 4 interpretation at the LLG London Branch Meeting
Publish date: 07/01/2016
LLG are about to launch a free trial period of on line training for LLG members. This is coming really soon so watch this space for more details about launch dates, programme menus and terms and conditions. More information will be posted next week.