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24 February 2017

Publish date: 24/02/2017

The blog this week is from John Tradewell, Acting Chair, LLG Enterprises Ltd

I am really looking forward to the 2017 Weekend School at Warwick which starts on the 30th March. I see this as a bit like a local government lawyers' version of the gathering of the clans, where the profession gets together to catch up, learn from each other, and have a good time (in a sober, lawyer-like fashion obviously).

I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that the overall climate in local government continues to be a challenging one to work in. I think this is why I find the Weekend School so refreshing, as it reminds me that I am not alone, that others are dealing with exactly the same challenges as me, and are dealing with them with the creativity, inspiration and determination that are the hallmarks of local government lawyers.

The Weekend School program this year features all the big hitters and covers all the bases. Where we are now in local government, where we are going next, and everything in between. And with Brexit, the Housing White Paper, the review of Local Government Finance all having the potential to impact on local government in the next few years (and all appearing in the program) this does feel like a Weekend School not to miss.

I look forward to seeing you at Warwick!

John Tradewell
Acting Chair, LLG Enterprises Ltd