Welcome to the Local Authority Training Consortium hub

Our Local Authority Training Consortium (LATC) has been running for over 18 years. It provides a platform for in-house legal teams and other local authority officers across Wales to receive the latest training on legal topics of interest, as well as connect with their peers.

We run sessions throughout the year. They take place both online and face to face and are delivered by lawyers from Hugh James’ dedicated Public Sector practice, with occasional appearances from guest speakers.

An LATC Steering Group of local authority contacts contributes input and ideas to help make sure the topics covered by the training add the most value and upskilling opportunities for local authority colleagues. Previous sessions have covered a wide variety of subjects, including child protection, employment, planning, commercial litigation, construction and more.

If you would like any further information on the LATC or would like to share an idea for a future session, please contact Jayne Bradshaw, Client Relations Manager for the Public Sector.


Upcoming LATC training sessions



Date: 14 June 2022
Time: 10am - 2.30pm
Location: Hugh James offices - Two Central Square, Cardiff
Cost: Free



Date: September 2022 - TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Online - Zoom
Cost: Free



Date: October 2022 - TBD
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Hugh James offices - Two Central Square, Cardiff
Cost: Free



Watch the replays

Webinar: LATC Renting Homes | April 2022

Discussing some of the particular issues Local Authorities in Wales need to prepare for under the new Renting Homes Wales Act, with a particular focus on the nature of the agreements which local authorities need to be using, the future of temporary housing for the homeless, and the role of local authorities in Supported Housing


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