New Models including Joint Ventures and Local Authority Companies


22 November 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible.  We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person.  We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Freeths and Geldards

East Midlands

Suitable Audience  

Lawyer and other officers involved to setting up joint venture and other vehicles 

Course overview

A lively and interactive session with a workshop segment focussing on the range of legal and practical issues that arise for local authorities in establishing and participating in joint venture entities 

Topics to be covered include:

Local Government Law

Company, Commercial and Employment Law

State aid and Procurement Law

The full Statement of solicitor competence is attached. (Please tick below to indicate which areas of competence (or elements of them) are dealt with in this course)

Interactive elements

Workshop element


B4 Draft documents

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

D Managing themselves and their own work

Duration: Half a day (3 Training hours) including lunch

Presenter profiles:

Stephen Pearson is a Partner at Freeths. Stephen holds The Law Society Diploma in Local Government Law and acts predominantly in the public sector. Stephen is an expert in EU Procurement law, advising on the procurement aspects of many schemes.  He gives advice on a daily basis to over 50 Council, Education and NHS clients on issues including negotiation of contracts, choice of procedures, contract variations, framework contracts, legal challenges and other issues following the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.  He has recently advised on and created a number of corporate entities such as companies and LLPs for local authority clients including Derby City Council, Milton Keynes Council and Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria and has recently advised on several major State Aid issues.

Bethan Walsh, Geldards. As part of the Charity Law & Social Enterprise team at Geldards, Bethan Walsh advises charities and other not-for-profit organisations on a range of legal and business issues, including governance, incorporation, mergers and transfers, re-organisation and dissolution, registration with the Charity Commission, compliance, trustee duties and trading matters. She also advises on governance structures including traditional charitable trusts, companies limited by guarantee and shares, community interest companies, community benefit societies and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).

As part of the wider Charities & Social Enterprise Team, Bethan also works on matters such as Community Asset Transfers, mergers and the creation of group structures.

Bethan provides specialist charity law advice to a range of clients from new start-ups to some of the largest not-for-profit organisations in the country. These include organisations working in the fields of art and culture, education, fire safety, community regeneration, youth and age, sport and health.

Bethan also delivers training and workshops to charity trustees on the key issues affecting charitable organisations to assist them to proactively manage the challenges they face.

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