President Suki Binjal Highlights LLG's Work at its Annual Stakeholder Reception and Stressed the Need to Fight for the Voice of Lawyers to be Valued in Decision Making at all Levels.Publish date: 25/06/2018
Suki Binjal welcomes attendees to the Annual Stakeholder Reception in London and highlights the work of the organisation for it's members.
LLG held its annual Stakeholder Reception at the Law Society last week in the Old Council Chamber of the Law Society on Chancery Lane, London.
Suki Binjal welcomed attendees from across the local authority spectrum together with our valued corporate sponsors and legal journalists in the field to highlight the need for collaboration in order to deliver the very best outcomes for our communities. Showcasing the work of LLG over the past year, Suki emphasized that the role continues to be one that connects members beyond local authority boundaries; shares best practice and peer support and champions the local government legal profession by raising the status and "fighting for the voice of lawyers to be valued in decision making at all levels".
Referencing the LLG internal governance review Suki said "over the last 18 months we have been on an extensive transformation journey; streamlined our internal governance procedures and created greater transparency and succession on our Boards" Suki was also delighted to introduce LLG's first inaugural CEO, Deborah Evans to attendees.
Showcasing some of LLG's recent activities, Suki detailed the excellent work being achieved across the company including:-
- Presenting a substantial consultation response on behalf of members to the Committee on Standards in Public life on the current ethical standard regime
- Involvement with the Institute of Licensing's Guidance on determining suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades
- Launch of the Monitoring Officers E-book in collaboration with Weightmans, Sefton Council and Thomson Reuters;
- Collaboration with Northumberland University for a bespoke Local Government Master's Degree programme and targeted LLG Bursary to support funding arrangements for applicants to that course.
The warm and pleasant evening was punctuated by the key note address of Dame Margaret Hodge MP who gave a thoroughly entertaining talk balancing amusing anecdotes with serious messages on accountability and transparency.
LLG would like to thank all those in attendance for their continuing support and joint working initiatives.