ADSO training course – Law and practice of decision making (LB Tower Hamlets) *NOW FULL* @ LB Tower Hamlets
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The course is now full. 


This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the legislation underpinning the current decision-making process. The content is linked to the Law and Practice module of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.


Workshop topics:

  • Meetings and their legal framework starting with the Local Government Act 1972
  • Discussion on the Local Government Act 1985 and Local Government and Housing Act 1989
  • Local Government Act 2000 – What did this mean for Local Authorities? What was new?
  • Case Studies and feedback – Applying legislation to the democratic process
  • Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 – What changes to the decision making framework did this Act require?
  • Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 Case Studies and feedback – Interpreting and applying legislation
  • Localism Act 2011 – What new opportunities did this Act bring for Local Authorities?
  • 2012, 2014 and 2015 – Discussion regarding most recent legislation including Executive Arrangements 2012, Health and Social Care Act, 2012 and Openness Regulations 2014
  • Surgery – Opportunity to raise any questions / discussions or issues with the group



Peter Edwards, Associate trainer and Ian Millichap, Associate trainer


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Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
ADSO Regional event – South East @ Kent County Council, Maidstone
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am
ADSO Regional event – East of England @ St Albans City and District Council
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am