The LLG Awards 2017 took place on Friday 24th November 2017 at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. It was a fantastic evening showcasing the exceptional legal talent across the membership which is so vital to the work of local authorities. A huge thank you to the sponsors and membership for making the evening possible and a bigger thanks to Clive Myrie who stepped in last minute to cover John Pienaar who had been called to Brussels with the PM. Winners and pictures are within the article.
News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 28/11/2017
Publish date: 11/10/2017
SAVE THE DATE - ANNUAL COURT OF PROTECTION SEMINARS Back by popular demand, Bevan Brittan are very pleased to announce that they will be running their free annual Court of Protection seminars in the Autumn; Dates for your diaries:- 31 October – Bristol 7 November – London 8 November – Birmingham 9 November – Leeds
Publish date: 08/09/2017
In the last month of her Presidency, Doreen looks back over a remarkable 18 months for LLG.
Publish date: 04/09/2017
The Awards deadline has been extended to 11th September so you still have time to submit your one page outline! Click for nomination form
Publish date: 24/08/2017
John Emms provides an amusing and delightful account of the Honorary Members Lunch held at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.
Publish date: 28/07/2017
LLG's President sets out the recommendations from the Governance Review and next steps in the process including the appointment of an interim Chief Executive Officer.
Helen Lynch, LLG's National Lead for Governance & MO Reports on the Committee on Standards in Public Life seminar on Local Government StandardsPublish 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. Click the header for link to the committee's strategy
Lord Kerslake Stresses the Importance of Local Government Lawyers having the ear of the Chief ExecutivePublish 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. Click for pictures
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.