LLG ANNUAL GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE:

Day One: Wednesday 16th October 2019 (6 CPD Hours)

09.00

Welcome by the President Phillip Horsfield

Phillip Horsfield,

LLG President


09.15

Plenary 1: Local government leadership: Finance issues and the impact on the Golden Triangle

Carole Mills,

Chief Executive,

Derby Council

Judith Barnes,

Bevan Brittan


09.45

Plenary 2: Merging authorities into a single tier

Graham Farrant,

Chief Executive Officer,
Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council)

Peter Ware,

Browne Jacobson


10.15

Plenary 3: Strategically bridging the recruitment gap

Quentin Baker,

Chief Legal Officer,
Hertfordshire Council,

and LLG Vice President

Gillian Duckworth,

Director of Legal & Governance,

Sheffield Council

Shamsher Zada,

Solicitor,
City of Wolverhampton Council,
and LLG Junior Professional National Lead

Hannah Cottam,

Sellick Partnership


11.00

Refreshment Break and Exhibition


11.45

Plenary 4: The Golden Triangle: Building a stronger community

Helen Lynch,

Head of Legal & Democratic Services,
Durham County Council
and LLG Monitoring Officer and Governance National Lead

Andrew Burns,

Associate Director,
CIPFA

Olwen Brown,

Anthony Collins

Nigel Ellis,

Chief Executive,

Local Government Ombudsman


12.45

Lunch and Exhibition


BREAKOUT SESSIONS - For more information on the following Breakout Sessions, click here

13.45

Breakout Sessions 1a to 1c

1a Implementing change in local government legal services during challenging times

Suzanne Dodd,

Assistant Director & Solicitor,
Birmingham City Council

Anthony Farmer,

Head of Practice Management,
Birmingham City Council


1b Key lessons from recent cases on governance (including the Equality Act 2010, misfeasance in public office, procurement)

Owen Wilcox,

Thomson Reuters

Mary-Anne Anaradoh,

Thomson Reuters


1c Member Behaviour: Measures vs sanctions

David Kitson,

Bevan Brittan


14.45

Breakout Sessions 2a to 2c

2a Climate change and clean air issues

Stephen Tromans QC,

39 Essex Chambers

Rose Grogan,

39 Essex Chambers


2b Data protection and Brexit (deal or not) and how this will affect local authorities

Damien Welfare,

Cornerstone Chambers

Dr Sam Fowles,

Cornerstone Chambers


2c Making your pension work for you

Sarah Deacon,

Wesleyan


15.45

Refreshment Break and Exhibition


16.15

Breakout Sessions 3a to 3c

3a Governance and council bodies

Hugh Peart,

Director of Legal & Governance Services,
Harrow Council


3b Employment law update

Huw Rolant-Jones,

Eversheds Sutherland


3c Tactics to build success as a legal leader: what legal leaders should be doing to secure longevity within local government, building reputation and managing conflict

Hannah Cottam,

Sellick Partnership


17.15

Close of the Conference for the Day