This webinar has now taken place. You can find the presentation slides and a link to the webinar recording in our resources tab or by clicking here.
Landmark Chambers will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 9th April, 2020 at 11am-12pm to discuss remote council decision making. Places will be complimentary and speakers include Reuben Taylor QC (chair), Jenny Wigley, Jacqueline Lean and Yaaser Vanderman.
**This event will be hosted as a webinar. Participation is free of charge however, advance registration is required. Please note that participants will receive the joining instructions by email prior to the webinar.**
Thursday 9th April 2020
11:00 - 12:00
Free to attend
The webinar will consider the following issues:
The existing legal requirements (including under councils' constitutions) in relation to decisions made in committee and under delegated powers and how councils have been adapting to the social distancing requirements in order to continue making such decisions.
The regulations to be made under section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow for virtual committees. The legal implications of these will be considered having regard to councils’ constitutions.
The practical implications for, and risks of, making decisions during the emergency period including the use of delegated powers.