Training course

The Local Authority Company Secretary

29 November 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Anthony Collins Solicitors, Birmingham

134 Edmund St, Birmingham B3 2ES

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This interactive day’s training will discuss the interface between Council politics and the company, before examining in detail the statutory role of the company secretary including:

  • An overview of the law
  • The implications of non-compliance
  • The decision as to whether to have a company secretary
  • Key documentation
  • Liaising with Companies House

The afternoon will focus on the role of the company secretary within a local authority, using case study examples to explore:

  • The company secretary as in-house counsel and the role they play
  • Governance and the interface between the local authority role as company secretary, shareholder, commissioner and contract manager
  • Hot issues for the local authority company secretary including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, scrutiny, board induction, training and performance management, growth, communications, GDPR and health & safety
  • Key documents including the code of governance and governance checklist

The day will conclude with a workshop utilising a number of scenarios based on fictional companies which delegates will work through in groups, followed by a facilitated discussion on the scenarios and proposed advice.

Target audience

This course is aimed at anyone involved in the company secretarial role within a local authority.


This course will cover 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

The Local Authority Company Secretary

29 November 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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