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          North West Local Authority Seminar

          We are pleased to invite you to our half-day North West Local Authority Seminar at the DWF Manchester office on Monday 9 October 2017.

          09 October 2017

          DWF Manchester
          1 Scott Place
          2 Hardman Street
          M3 3AA

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          Our speakers will present you with an update on the current "hot topics" facing Local Authorities. We look forward to seeing you there.


          09:00 am - Registration
          09:30 am - Seminar 
          12:15 am - Q&A followed by lunch

          Highways Litigation Update by Mark Fowles

          An overview of recent case law, code of practice and its impact. Are your highway inspectors and contractors appropriately trained? Have you considered all of the relevant principles for a risk based approach?

          Tree Roots by Gabriel Fay

          Potential or Real risk? Do you have a defensible tree risk management policy and strategy to defend tree root subsidence claims? An overview of case law to provide guidance on defending subsidence property damage.

          Care Homes by Sharon Dysart

          Have you risk assessed? Do you know the cost? Here we examine the risks facing local authorities in light of the increasing number of claims relating to accidents in care homes and the rise in those claims relating to pressure sores. We will consider how Local Authorities can review their systems and procedures from a risk managements perspective and the documentation that should be in place.