Local Government Conference 2017

Local Government Conference 2017

Local Government Conference 2017

Date & Time: Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 9:30am till 4:45pm

Venue: 39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1DD

Cost: Free

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Guest speaker:

Toby Blume – Social Engine

Chaired by:

Alison Foster QC & Lisa Giovannetti QC

Presented by:

Timothy Lyons QC
Eleanor Grey QC
Jenni Richards QC
Fenella Morris QC
Parishil Patel
Deok Joo Rhee
Nicola Greaney
Sian Davies
Katharine Scott
Anna Bicarregui
Victoria Butler-Cole
Alexis Hearnden
Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho
Jennifer Thelen
Benjamin Tankel
Rose Grogan
Annabel Lee
Nicola Kohn



09.30 – 10.00
Registration and coffee

Chair in the morning: Alison Foster QC

10.00 – 10.20
Evidence-based and insight-led – how local authorities can improve their decision making – Toby Blume – Social Engine

10.20 – 11.10
Managing Cuts- Jenni Richards QC and Annabel Lee

11.10 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.15
Freedom of Information and Data Protection – Eleanor Grey QC and Jennifer Thelen

12.15 – 13.00
Governance – Alison Foster QC, Nicola Greaney and Benjamin Tankel

13.00 – 13.45

Chair in the afternoon: Lisa Giovannetti QC

13.45 14.45 (Please select one of the following)
Breakout Session 1

Social Care, Health and Education – Victoria Butler-Cole, Sian Davies and Anna Bicarregui
State Aid and Public Sector Tax Issues – Timothy Lyons QC and Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho

14.45 15.45 (Please select one of the following)
Breakout Session 2

Court of Protection – Katharine Scott, Alexis Hearnden and Nicola Kohn
Procurement – Parishil Patel and Rose Grogan

15.45 – 16.00
Tea Break

16.00 – 16.45
Implications of Brexit – Fenella Morris QC and Deok Joo Rhee

Key Contact:


Phil Desmondez



39 Essex Chambers is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council to provide CPD accredited courses. This course is accredited for 5 CPD hours.

NB: This programme of speakers and talks is subject to change.

39 Essex Chambers has full disabled access, however, if you do have any special requirements, please contact Phil.

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