News & Events
Listed below are the national news items and national events.
Publish date: 26/07/2018
A brand new tailored MSc in Local Government Legal Professional Leadership has now launched with the University of Northumbria and LLG are offering a 3K Bursary to help fund this course. Further funds can also be obtained by solicitors from the Local Government Legal Society Trust. Places are still available so why not go for it?!
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Publish date: 23/07/2018
"For far too long, criminals or those with poor track records have been able to exploit licensing authority inconsistencies and obtain a taxi licence. To address the problem, the Institute of Licensing has drawn up new Guidance which every local authority is invited to consider and apply" as James Button and Stephen Turner explain in an article published by the Journal of Licensing
Publish date: 23/07/2018
On 3 July 2018, a Bill to amend the Mental Capacity Act ("the Bill") was introduced into the House of Lords for a first reading. This is likely to have a significant impact on healthcare providers in the public and private sectors, as well as on commissioners in health and social care. The detail still has some way to go before it gets to the statute book, but Ruth Atkinson-Wilks looks at the overarching themes that are going to feature most prominently.
Publish date: 13/07/2018
The category information for the LLG Awards is now finalised with two exciting new categories to showcase the very best of lawyers in local government; their expertise, practice and sheer dedication. Get thinking and planning about your nominations which open on the 23rd July and close 7th September 2018
The Awards night itself will be held on 9th November 2018 at the stunning Waldorf Hotel, London.
Publish date: 27/06/2018
Dame Margaret stressed the need to put the public good at the heart of evidenced based decision making and further, that central government could learn some lessons from local government's commitment to openness and transparency.
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.
Publish date: 16/05/2018
The practical impact of the Supreme Court's surprise decision to quash employment tribunal fees is now being felt: employment tribunal and Acas statistics are showing steep rises in claims, with the inevitable effect that 2018 is the year that employers must polish up their dispute resolution and employment tribunal management skills.
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Publish date: 10/05/2018
Suki Binjal is delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Evans as it's new Chief Executive Officer. Debrorah will continue to secure the functionality of LLG’s business and drive it's extensive day-to-day operations.
Publish date: 26/04/2018
LLG have collaborated with the Institute of Licensing who today launched guidance on determining the suitability of applicants and licensees in the hackney and private hire trades. Tim Briton the SAA National Lead for Litigation and Stephen Turner for Licensing have spent considerable time feeding into this guidance to ensure operators and owners of hackney and private hire vehicles are 'safe and suitable' across all local authorities.
Click on the article to read the guidance which considers how regard should be had to the antecedent history of an applicant or licence holder; together with quotes from those involved.
Publish date: 24/04/2018
Jackie Gray talks to LLG about implementing the vital GDPR changes within your authority.