KC Director speaks at LLG Weekend School 2018
KC Director Tim Morel recently spoke at the 2018 LLG Weekend School which was held in Bristol.
This annual Conference gives delegates from across the Public Sector the opportunity to engage with thought leaders, working in or across local government. As well as providing a strong conference programme where specialists shared knowledge with colleagues on all aspects of legal services within local government, the weekend was heavily focused on breakout seminars where key issues and challenges faced by everyone working in the local government legal arena were addressed.
Tim was invited to speak alongside Abdus Choudery from Norfolk County Council and Quentin Baker from LGSS, in a session on ‘Commercialising the In-House Legal Team: Lessons to Learn’.
More than 40 delegates listened as Tim kicked off the presentation by stressing the importance of undertaking an initial ‘spend analysis assessment’, before asking delegates to consider what clients they are actually aiming for, and posing the question as to whether they and their organisations are ultimately prepared to change to meet the challenges of trading.
The subject matter was of course timely, given the continuing pressures on local authority budgets. The session was a critical success with LLG praising the ‘very strong panel’ who provided an in-depth guide to local authority legal teams looking to go down this route.
To request a copy of the slides please contact Tim directly on firstname.lastname@example.org