- 15 November 2019
- 10:00 - 16:30
- Eversheds, London
- Helen Edwards - Chief Legal Officer
- Helen Randall - Partner
- Henna Malik - Solicitor
- Karen White - Director - Safety
- Kirsty Cole - former Deputy Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer
- Nicola Butterworth
- Olwen Brown - Partner - Anthony Collins Solicitors
- Peter Ware - Head of the Government and Infrastructure Team
- Philip McCourt - Director of Governance and Assurance (Monitoring Officer)
- Rob Hann
1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS
Councils are increasingly looking towards developing a commercialisation agenda, both as a means of generating additional revenue and as a vehicle to promote the local economy. Activities range from buying shopping centres and office blocks, to building houses for sale or creating trading companies to sell services.
Such an agenda offers the opportunity to generate significant revenue returns and appreciation on capital investment, but it also brings with it 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 operating and governance models, and what services might be ripe for a more commercialised approach.
LLG’s Commercialisation Conference 2019 will bring together a range of experts to explore the legal, financial and practical issues which will need to be considered.Formal presentations will include the importance of effective governance arrangements and managing risk, the opportunity to promote social enterprise and to stimulate the local economy, the use of alternative delivery vehicles and powers to undertake development, charge and trade without the need to establish such vehicles, as well as examining key state aid and procurement issues.
A range of case study examples will explore the practical implementation of the commercialisation agenda and lessons learnt, from developing a housing company and establishing a trading company to sell services, to setting up a council owned company to build private housing to sell and rent. This is a must attend event for all those involved in developing a commercial agenda within their authorities.
Anyone involved in developing a commercial agenda within a local authority.
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
15 November 2019 | 10:00 - 16:30