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Kings Chambers, 5 Park Square E, Leeds, LS1 2NE
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Please join us for an afternoon seminar hosted jointly with Kings Chambers providing a quick and useful update in some key areas for local authorities.

What you will get from the day 

The seminar provides a quick and useful update in some key areas for local authorities; providing some advice and practical tips about current issues across some of the major strategic areas councils deal with. You will have the opportunity to network and relax with like-minded colleagues but at the same time receiving a crucial legal update.

Background of the seminar

Local government has to change quickly.  Driven largely by continuing financial pressures, councils are responding by developing new ways to bring in money, requiring bringing local authority law and governance together with private sector approaches and structures.  Inevitably there are things to learn from this and risks to be aware of. 


1400 Registration, welcome and refreshments

  •  Session 1: Olwen Dutton (Head of Local Government, Anthony Collins Solicitors):  LG decision making; developing commercialisation in the light of Peters V LB Haringey; joint ventures and the importance of your investment strategy
  •  Session 2: Stuart Evans (Anthony Collins Solicitors) and Philip Robson (Counsel, Kings Chambers):  Planning and licencing - the importance of recent case law to local authorities. 
  •  Coffee break
  •  Session 3: Gayle Monk and Richard Brooks (Anthony Collins Solicitors): Procurement and State Aid update
  •  Session 4: John Hunter (Kings Chambers) – What NPPF 2 means for the planning system

1700 Drinks and networking 

Who is this event for?  

Public sector clients in Yorkshire, the Midlands and the North.

Who will be there?

*This is a CPD accredited course - 2.75 points