Local Government Mini-Conference Day 2

Event details


Thursday 13 October 2022

10:00 - 11:30am 

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Our popular local government conference is back again. As ever we will be bringing together a mix of Trowers' and external experts to offer practical tips and solutions to some of the most pressing problems the sector faces.

We will be running six bitesize sessions over two days, focussing on making great places and service delivery with themes covering regeneration, the climate emergency, housing, all things procurement and an update on the public subsidy regime. By registering you can dip in and out of sessions of your choosing.

Details of the sessions and confirmed speakers so far are listed below.

Day 2: Service Delivery

10:00 – 10:30am: All things Procurement

With the new Act on the horizon, we shall be focusing on practical issues to ensure readiness, as well as considering social value.

Procurement Bill update:

  • where are we in the legislative process and what could change
  • what practical things should we be doing now

Anatomy of a procurement claim:

  • What to expect if a claim is lodged
  • How to mitigate the risk of a challenge in the first place

The Good Law Project litigation:

  • Litigation as a policy tool
  • A new dawn for framework agreements?


  • Rebecca Rees, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Charlotte Clayson, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Al Collier, Director of Procurement, Norfolk County Council

10:30 – 11:00am: Subsidy Control – making it work to support economic and placed based initiatives and policies.

Our Subsidy Control session will be on a Q&A format and we welcome written questions in advance of the session. The emphasis will be on economic and placed based subsidy initiatives – including assessing subsidy compliance for levelling-up and other government funding. 


  • Paul McDermott, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Victoria Thornton, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Julian Jarrett, Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Stuart Brown, Associate, Trowers & Hamlins

11:00 – 11:30 am: Commercialisation/Service delivery

In the final session of our conference, we will be looking at:

  • Emerging trends in service delivery;
  • Shared services;
  • In-house service delivery;
  • Is there a place for outsourcing;
  • Recession proofing services; and
  • PFI variation and exit.


  • Lucy Doran, Partner, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Louis Sebastian, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins

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