Trowers to launch Local Authority Governance Week
Next week Trowers & Hamlins Public Sector team will be launching a Local Authority Governance Week.
The week will be dedicated to examining what good governance looks like for local authorities and the lessons that can be learnt from the various public interest reports, the recent spate of s114s and associated commissioner interventions, as well as research commissioned with think tanks and academics into the topic.
The week will launch with the first of three podcasts with Prof Catherine Staite. Catherine was the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham where she maintains close links as an INLOGOV Associate and Professor Emeritus. She has previously held roles as a Director of the Office for Public Management and Assistant Director and Deputy Head of Policy at the Audit Commission. At present Catherine is working with councils that are subject to intervention and will be sharing valuable insights on what is happening on the ground for those councils experiencing governance failure.
In addition, Trowers has commissioned reports with CfGS on 'what good governance looks like for local and combined authorities' and will end the week with a live session at the Lawyers for Local Government Autumn Conference in Sheffield. Joining the conference will be Daniel Fenwick and Theresa Grant, monitoring officer and interim chief executive at Liverpool City Council respectively, during their commissioner intervention.
Amardeep Gill, Head of the Public Sector team at Trowers, commented:
"As we approach the Lawyers in Local Government Governance Conference, we are looking forward to a week dedicated to exploring the essence of good governance for local authorities. Local Authority Governance Week will dissect public interest reports, s114s, and commissioner interventions, offering insights and lessons. We're excited to kick off with a podcast featuring Prof Catherine Staite and cap it off at our plenary panel session at the LLG conference with key figures from Liverpool City Council."