Training course

Monitoring Officers Conference

14 June 2019
10:00 - 16:45
Addleshaw Goddard, London

Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4AG

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LLG’s annual Monitoring Officers Conference is a must attend event for all Monitoring Officers, Deputy Monitoring Officers and Democratic Services Officers dealing with member issues.

On 30th January 2019, the Committee on Standards in Public Life published its Review of Local Government Ethical Standards. Its findings, recommendations and best practice guidance are likely to have wide ranging implications for the local government standards regime. Speakers at this year’s Monitoring Officers Conference will explore the conclusions reached by the Committee including strengthening the role of the independent person, increased protection for statutory officers, the introduction of a new model code and a new power for local authorities to suspend councillors without allowances for up to six months with provision for appeal to the Local Government Ombudsman. The town and parish dimension will also be explored, as well as the impact on principal authorities.

Whilst many of the key recommendations in the CSPL report will require primary legislation, there is an opportunity for best practice guidance to be implemented with immediate effect. This event will provide an ideal forum in which to explore how this might lead to positive changes to what has been perceived as a toothless regime. This is also an opportunity to look at how we might best work together collectively to influence and shape the legislative changes to ensure that what emerges is effective and fit for purpose.

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

A3 Work within the limits of their competence and the supervision which they need

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

D3 Apply good business practice

Monitoring Officers Conference

14 June 2019 | 10:00 - 16:45

£215 +VAT

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