LLG's Annual Governance Conference this week was another resounding success. Hosted by our President, Doreen Forrester-Brown, the conference maintained its reputation for the quality of its speakers and the opportunities for networking. Click for pictures
News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 08/11/2016
Publish date: 01/11/2016
Vacancies have arisen to join the National Leadership of Lawyers in Local Government as National SAA Lead areas in the following areas:- Monitoring Officers and Governance Children Services & Education Employment (1 year maternity cover) This is a brilliant opportunity to forge networks and represent your colleagues across England & Wales in your area of law. You will be gain exposure to key stakeholder groups, private practice firms and lawyers working within local government at all levels. Click header for more details and how to apply.
Publish date: 18/10/2016
30 March - 1 April 2017, Warwick University
Publish date: 14/10/2016
The decision of the SoS to accept the Inspector’s recommendation not to confirm the London Borough of Southwark (Aylesbury Estate Site 1B-1C) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014 has significant implications, not only for Southwark but nationally for estate regeneration across the country.
Publish date: 07/10/2016
The SRA are currently consulting a second time on the proposed Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This would be a new standardised system for assessing would-be solicitors. This consultation provides a detailed view of what the SQE might look like.
Publish date: 05/10/2016
Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) has called on the Solicitors Regulation Authority to make a joint approach to the Legal Services Board for government clarification of which public bodies local authority employed solicitors can act for.
Publish date: 23/09/2016
LLG expresses it's sorrow at the sudden passing of Jeremy Thomas, Head of Law and Governance at Oxford City Council. Jeremy was a familiar face at the Weekend School and a central figure in plenary discussions and social gatherings. His enthusiasm, collaborative drive and engaging social company will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
Publish date: 12/09/2016
The way public services work is changing. Public service staff are under huge pressure to deliver more, with less resource, while the devolution agenda is putting even greater responsibility on individual areas and departments/organisations. Agile working and digital innovations can help public services work more collaboratively and smarter. The challenge is not technical, but cultural; it can be difficult to change the way people are used to working. The Guardian Public Leaders Network is hosting an interactive event to showcase some of the brightest and best approaches to make public services smarter and more collaborative, with industry leaders, workshops and good old fashioned networking. The Public Leaders Network is the Guardian's online section for leaders and professionals working across all public service, with more than 28,000 members from central and local government. Click Header for details and reservation links. .
Publish date: 22/08/2016
LLG are delighted that the CILEx Lawyer of the Year will once again be contested and sponsored for the second year by CILEx and Hoopers. The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. Their role is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executives and all our members within the legal profession. Established in 1923, Hoopers have been working in partnership with the legal profession for over 90 years, setting the benchmark with their dedicated service and approach to the complexities of probate genealogy.
Publish date: 04/08/2016
The SRA are consulting on changes to its handbook and LLG are co-ordinating a response on behalf of its membership. The Law Society are engaging proactively with all solicitors and have organised a roundtable for the 17th August 2016 at which LLG will be in attendance along with a number of you from your own authorities. LLG would like you to send your views to us to enable a united voice. We would be grateful to receive your individual responses or indeed a copy from your own authority if you are submitting in your own right. The SRA deadline is 21st September 2016. Contributions to LLG are required 1 week before. Please contact the Development Officer and click the header above for contact details and relevant papers.