LLG Weekend School 2019

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Venn GroupNo comments


Our consultants had the pleasure of attending the LLG Weekend School 2019 last week; a key event for local government lawyers across the country.

In the current political climate, it was no surprise that many of the discussions surrounded Brexit, with representatives from agencies, private firms and local government CEOs speaking about the impact it would have on their strategies this year. One of the main panel events, ‘The Brexit Need to Know’, raised the following points:

  • It is becoming evident that although Brexit will affect many aspects of local and central government, and the legal processes in both corporate and regulatory strands, the changes will initially be minor with a perspective of “business as usual” being taken
  • The fundamental changes for local government post Brexit will primarily relate to workers’ rights, employment status and procurement processes
  • Most changes and scenarios have already been taken into account by organisations, and so anticipated outcomes and resulting plans have been largely covered

We also attended the evening reception at the end of day two, during which we heard an inspirational speech from Anjum Mouj. While she acknowledged Brexit, she instead focused on the importance of embracing our differences in light of the issues raised by it, and further went on to talk about her career journey as part of the LGBTQ community.

Of course, it was also fantastic to network with so many of our clients and helpful to assess their concerns about potential changes post Brexit. We would like to say a huge thank you to the LLG for hosting the event, and particular thanks to Suki Binjal, President of LLG, for allowing us to be a part of it.

Regardless of what the next few months hold, Venn Group’s vast experience recruiting within the local government legal sector means that we are well equipped to assist; whether you are looking for a role yourself or hiring within your team.

If you would like further information, please contact our regional representatives:

Suborna Akthar – London & South East: sakthar@venngroup.com

Michael Attwood – South West: mattwood@venngroup.com

Emily Kirkpatrick – North: ekirkpatrick@venngroup.com

Philippa Turner – Midlands: pturner@venngroup.com

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