The LLG Awards 2017 are now open for nominations across ten categories. This year sees the awards hosted in Birmingham at the Burlington Hotel on 24th November 2017 and will highlight the very best in local government legal departments across England and Wales. 2017 sees the return of the Business Manager/Business Team of the Year and given the dynamic and progressive work ongoing at present we expect lots of nominations in this category. The first stage deadline is Monday 4th September 2017 so get this in your diary now and start planning. Click for Awards Brochure and Nomination Form
News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 21/07/2017
Publish date: 14/07/2017
A vacancy has arisen to commence at the end of July for a co-opted member of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society. The role of the Family Law Committee is to: keep under review, and to promote improvements in, family law, practice and procedure, including child care law and procedure to review and advise on the role, design and operation of any relevant accreditation schemes
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.
Publish date: 07/06/2017
After the completion of the LLG Legal Training Development Survey the winners have been announced!
Publish date: 05/06/2017
The London Branch is saddened and horrified by the events in London over the weekend and send condolences and thoughts to the hundreds of people caught up and effected by the brutality on Saturday. Many of our London members will themselves have spent many happy evenings enjoying the environment of Borough Market and surrounding areas and it is shocking to all of us that such acts occurred. In the spirit of collective resilience and 'London United', the London AGM & Garden Party will proceed as planned on Tuesday 6th June. We hope to see you there.
Publish date: 26/05/2017
LLG Legal Training are delighted to announce that the Annual Governance Conference and exhibition, held in association with LLG, Lawyers in Local Government, will be taking place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October 2017.
Event date: 08/12/2017
The LLG Board Meeting in December will be hosted by Eversheds LLP, 1 wood Street, London