Corporate governance

Julie Scheller, Freeths, Nottingham

9.30am – 1.00pm, followed by lunch
With video conferencing equipment to Freeths offices at Milton Keynes, Birmingham and Leicester

Presented by Bevan Brittan and Sharpe Pritchard

An explanation of the principles underpinning how local authorities are governed

This course covers the principles of corporate governance of local authorities and will provide an overview of the structure of local authorities and the other major issues affecting corporate governance and will be particularly suitable for more senior officers with governance responsibilities.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Executive and Committee models of governance ( including Elected Mayors)
  • Local authority decision-making
  • The roles of members and officers
  • Consultation and public engagement
  • The Role of the Monitoring Officer
  • Access to Information
  • Common member issues and the Code of Conduct

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker Profiles:

Olwen Dutton is the local government lead partner for Bevan Brittan. She has spent most of her career in local government, where her roles included Head of Legal Services for Dorset County Council and Corporate Director ( Resources) for Staffordshire County Council. Olwen is a Non Executive Director for an NHS Acute Trust. In 2013 she was named ‘Partner of the Year’ by the Birmingham Law Society.

John Sharland is a partner and local government law specialist at Sharpe Pritchard. He previously worked in local government at the London Boroughs of Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hackney where he was Chief Solicitor. He undertakes large-scale projects work and advises a range of public authorities on public and administrative law.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.