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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.

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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

Previous LATC Training Sessions

LATC: Adult Safeguarding | 14 June 2022

In our first in-person LATC session post-pandemic, Thomas Jones & Edward Lamb of 9 Gough Chambers deliver a seminar focusing on adult safeguarding.

Over the course of the day, they looked at the following topics:

  • Commissioning healthcare and its interaction with local authority duties
  • Deprivation of Liberty Orders for 16 and 17-year-olds and unregulated placements
  • Liberty Safeguard Protection.

LATC: Adult Safeguarding

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