Zoom webinar – Virtual Meetings are the new reality for local authorities

08 Apr 2020, 8:16 pm


James Findlay QC, Damien Welfare, Ruchi Parekh, Matt Lewin, Isabella Buono





Cornerstone Barristers invite you to a webinar to discuss the implications of the new Regulations, adopted last week, which empower local authorities to hold meetings remotely (including by telephone conference, video conference, or live webcast).

The Regulations are designed to ensure local authorities can continue to conduct business during the current public health emergency. They introduce welcome flexibility, but also present potential pitfalls that may be causing some authorities concern.

This webinar is designed to give an overview of the new provisions and to offer some practical advice on how local authorities can navigate this new virtual reality. It will cover key issues relating to member and public participation, access to documents, and GDPR/FOI implications.

Please email your questions in advance to events@cornerstonebarristers.com

Please see below for links to the materials from this webinar:

Virtual Meetings: the New Reality (PowerPoint Presentation)

The Highland Council: Protocol for the use of video-conferencing facilities

Special Angus Council – COVID-19: Special Arrangements in Relation to Decision Making Powers

Angus Council: Interim Standing Orders