LLG President Attends the Local Authorities Solicitors Bar Association in Ireland

Publish date: 02/12/2018

LLG has, over many years, retained strong links with both Ireland's and Scotland's membership bodies for lawyers working in local government. These are important relationships to retain and promote and LLG's President, Suki Binjal, was delighted to attend Ireland's Local Authorities Solicitors Bar Association (LASBA) annual conference in Dublin.

The programme for the LASBA conference was broad and informative mirroring and raising many of the issues we face within our own jurisdiction and containing elements of governance and resilience. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together and disseminate good working practices and practical innovation. LLG wishes to extend our thanks to LASBA for a wonderful conference.

Programme highlights included:-

Loose lips sink ships – Defamation and Local Authorities

John Healy, Law Agent, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

New Contracts for Sale 2019

Amanda Treacy, Senior Executive Solicitor Dublin City Council.

Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

Leonora Mullett, Senior Executive Solicitor Dublin City Council

The Local Election Process and the Kerry Experience

Rosemary Cronin, Law Agent Kerry County Council

Management and Professional Hour

Teresa Casserly Senior Consultant & Director Institute of Public Administration

The Regulatory role of Local Authorities in 2018 – regulator and regulated

Conleth Bradley SC

Local Authorities and the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended)

Tim O' Sullivan BL

People over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte- the impact on L.A Part 8 Developments

Marguerite Gallagher a/ Law Agent Cork City Council