Local Authority Conference 2017

  • When: November 16, 2017 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • Where: Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
  • Summary: We are delighted to announce this joint event with 11KBW Chambers, the go-to set “when you need heavyweight advice and representation as it fields an array of advocates with enormous experience in local government matters” Chambers and Partners 2017
  • Details:

    Barristers from award-winning 11KBW will tackle the big questions in local authority law and what they mean for local authorities, their in-house legal teams and advisers. They will look at recent developments in legislation and case law across a number of key areas.


    09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking
    Karen Steyn QC, 11KBW, Chair (morning)

    09:30   Welcome and introduction
    Liz Treacy, City Solicitor, Manchester City Council            

    09:35   Education law update
    Paul Greatorex, 11KBW

    10:05   Challenges to budget setting
    Peter Oldham QC, 11KBW

    10:35   Recent developments in local authority housing law
    James Goudie QC

    11:05   Question and Answer session

    11:10   Refreshments and networking

    11:25   Local Government judicial review update
    Jonathan Moffett QC, 11KBW

    12:00   Combined Authorities and Transport Authorities
    James Cornwell

    12:30   Question and Answer session         

    12:35   Networking lunch
    James Goudie QC, 11KBW, Chair (afternoon)

    13:25   Recent developments in Procurement and State Aid
    Joseph Barrett, 11KBW

    14:00   The GDPR and local authorities
    Robin Hopkins, 11KBW

    14:30   Question and Answer session

    14:40   Refreshments and networking

    14:55   Community Care and Court of Protection update
    Holly Stout, 11KBW

    15:35   FOIA and EIR update
    Christopher Knight, 11KBW

    16:05   Question and Answer session

    16:10   Closing remarks from the Chair


    Please note the speakers are subject to change due to court commitments. Any replacement speaker will be recognised leaders in their fields from 11KBW.

    Cost to attend:
    MLS Members £75.00 + VAT (£90.00) Non-members £90.00 + VAT (£108.00)
    Price includes light refreshments, course materials and lunch

    To book your place please download and return
    the Local Authority Conference Manchester booking form  or email CarlaJones@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk or VictoriaRidge@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk 


    To book online with a credit or debit card please click here.
    Please note there is an additional 3% charge to pay by credit card and a 2% charge to pay by debit card.

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.

    This event is in partnership with

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