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17th November 2017 - Blog by Helen McGrath, Policy & Communication Manager

Publish date: 17/11/2017

This week, LLG together with the Local Government Lawyer (LGL) held a roundtable for monitoring officers to discuss the outcomes of the survey results (so far received) which examined the views and challenges currently faced by those working in this demanding position. Themes such as risk and a lack of resources unsurprising permeated throughout the discussion. The full report will feature in a dedicated supplement produced by the LGL shortly but in the meantime, the survey remains open to all monitoring officers and deputies who have not yet responded. Please go to the forum on the website to take part.

Looking ahead we now have only 1 week to go before the LLG Awards 2017 take place in Birmingham and the finalists announced. This year has seen unprecedented demand for tickets with a varied geographical spread of those hoping to receive not just a trophy, but recognition as well. Lawyers working in local government provide invaluable legal support, governance and leadership in their authority and often their vital work, performed 'behind the scenes', is not acknowledged to the extent it perhaps should be. LLG is delighted to be able to show-case the real achievements and dedication of its members by hosting the awards and would like to thank the sponsors who make it possible to do so. Full coverage of the event will appear on the website the week after.

Best wishes and good luck to all finalists!

Helen McGrath

Policy & Communications Manager

Lawyers in Local Government

Helen@lawingov.org.uk