This is the first ever training course on the legal aspects of public consultations – and it could not be offered at a better time.
More and more campaigning organisations are threatening public bodies with legal challenges, and the recent spate of Judicial Reviews has led to important case-law which this trainig course will cover in some detail.
Developed jointly by the Institute and specialist lawyers who have participated in some of these cases, the Course will be useful both for staff from legal departments as well as public engagement and consultation teams.
It will cover the role played by the law – both historically and at the present time, key provisions from legislation affecting such public bodies as local authorities, the NHS and police, and will look at recent case law from the fields of planning, education, health and social care. It will also explore the relationship between consultation law and important legislation on Freedom of Information, Data Protection and Equalities, and include a Group Exercise whereby participants can test their understanding against a up-to-date realistic budget-reduction scenario.
The Course will be delivered by Rosa Curling, Solicitor at Leigh Day and Rhion Jones LL.B, Programme Director of the Institute
Course starts 09:45
Course ends 16:00
Lunch and refreshments are included
Attendance at this course gives 30 credits towards the Institute's Certificate of Professional Development