Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Webinar
Whilst many professionals in local government have been conscious of their obligations in respect of the Equality Act 2010 for some time, 2019 brought a notable surge of equalities or ECHR challenges within the social housing sector. It was argued that a landlords failure to comply with the 2010 Act or the ECHR was a defence to an eviction action or gave rise to a claim for damages. This seminar will discuss the requirements of social landlords to ensure compliance with the legislation to avoid any prospective challenge. We will also review emerging trends through the Courts within the UK...
Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Webinar
This webinar will include: A refresher on key legal principles and policy Practical drafting tips and pitfalls to avoid Good practice on modification and discharge Planning reform – changes to look out for
Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Webinar
Local authorities in Scotland deliver services to thousands of people every day across a wide range of varied locations. This means that local authorities are often in the frontline when it comes to emergency situations. In this session we look at strategies for crisis management and conducting investigations when things go wrong. We will look at:  Types of crisis and how to prepare an effective response team Conducting an investigation including reliance on legal privilege Media issues and reputation management
Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Webinar
Does your organisation have processes in place for handling data subject access requests from employees? Can you ask data subjects to narrow their request? When can you refuse a request? How far do you need to go when searching for information? This webinar will take you through hot topics and difficult issues when handling data subject access requests, including topical case law and recent changes to the Information Commissioner's guidance. While this webinar is focused on data subject access requests from employees, it will also be useful for anyone involved in handling data...
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location: Webinar
Local authorities continue to face cuts in funding which is putting real pressure on resources and delivery of services. In this session we look at legal issues which can arise when an authority is making budget decisions, including the need to consult with people affected and relevant duties under equalities legislation. We will also look at some recent Scottish and English cases.  
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