Training course

Commercialisation Conference

06 February 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Addleshaw Goddard, Leeds

3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER

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Councils are increasingly engaging in the commercialisation agenda – be it buying shopping centres and office blocks, building houses for sale or creating trading companies to sell services.

It offers the opportunity to generate revenue returns and capital appreciation on investment and to support the Councils core businesses as community leaders and providers/enablers of mandatory and discretionary services.

However, it also brings significant risk as Councils venture into new and unknown territory. Councils need to think carefully about the options available to them, what powers can be used and their restrictions, choices of governance and operating models and what services might be ripe for a more commercialised approach. It also offers an opportunity to review the Councils operating model to embrace a more entrepreneurial approach to service delivery.

This conference will bring together a range of experts to explore the financial, legal and practical aspects which will need to be considered as Councils increasingly embark on this journey.

With a mixture of formal presentations and case studies this is a must attend event for all local government lawyers.

Conference to Include:

Adopting a Commercial Approach to Service Delivery
Peter Ware, Partner Browne Jacobson
Rob Hann, Hannbooks and Consultancy Ltd

Alternative Delivery Options
Mark Cook, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Governance and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Olwen Dutton, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Exploring the Finance Issues
Daniel Guy, Mazars LLP

Extra Case Issues
Sara Gilmore, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Three Local Government Case Studies:

Case Study One - To Capture the Value of Regeneration and Economic Delivery in Leeds
Martin Farrington, Leeds City Council

Case Study Two - Local Authority Investments Through an Offshore Acquisition
Matthew Cumberbatch & Adam Simpson, Warrington City Council

Case Study Three
Ian Winslet, Ark Consultancy & Louise Rawsthorne, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils.

This conference will contribute to the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

Commercialisation Conference

06 February 2018 | 10:00 - 17:00

£215 +VAT

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