LGG Weekend School 2014Print publication
Date/Time: 03-05 April 2014
Venue: University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD
Walker Morris LLP will be speaking and exhibiting at the LGG Weekend School 2014 at the University of York. David Kilduff and Richard Auton will be at the event and will be happy to talk to you about the issues you are facing. We are looking forward to catching up with our existing clients and contacts and meeting new ones. Please come and visit us at Stand 15.
Our Head of Commercial Projects & Infrastructure, David Kilduff, along with Richard Auton, Director and accomplished public speaker, are leading Breakout Session 1e Practical Tips for Managing Your Contracts on Friday 4 April, 10.15-11.00a.m.
To book tickets to the event please visit the LGG training website and to attend our Breakout Session please request this when booking.
This session will focus on the key practical challenges local authorities will face managing contracts effectively in a changing environment. This will include an assessment of the commercial, procurement, governance and value for money implications of effective contract management and the implications of not doing so.
The session will commence with a brief reminder of the legal tools available to get the most out of contracts – including changes to contracts, performance management, and termination. Practical examples will be given.
Walker Morris and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) have developed an innovative partnership entitled APSE Energy to help APSE support its members in driving forward initiatives related to the renewable and energy agenda. APSE’s members will be able to access the partnership in a number of ways; from participating in collaborative working or individually supported initiatives through to access to advice at preferential rates, articles, research and a planned joint training and consultancy programme. The partnership also aims to develop benchmarking for energy efficiency and renewable energy in the sector. Read more about our partnership with APSE here.
To support the LGG Weekend School 2014, we have produced a number of articles on current legal and topical issues which are available below:
- Researching State Aid
- Procurement Thresholds from 1st January 2014
- Procuring the Future – The New EU Public Procurement Directive
- Improving local government procurement
- Local Audit and Accountability Act under scrutiny
- State Aid Latest Developments
- Environment Agency system to ease burden in waste transfers
- Is the future of waste collection yet more recycling bins?
Real Estate / Planning
- Planning for the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill 2014
- Town and village greens – a delay in rectification of a wrong registration is not immaterial
Charities and Staff Mutuals
- Government promotes Industrial and Provident Societies
- Why local authorities need to tread carefully when funding charities
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