Role of the Council in the Magistrates Court



Representing the Council at the Magistrates Court

20 May, London
11 June, Manchester

A one day professional meeting designed for officers who attend and / or represent the Council at the Magistrates Court.

Aims and Objectives

This one day professional meeting will look at the role played by the Council in the Magistrates Court and will be of interest to practitioners working in both council tax and non-domestic rate. It will address both the liability order and means enquiry hearings and cover the action that needs to be taken prior to, during and after a court hearing. In addition to covering the statutory provisions, the course will focus on the specific role of the officer who is representing the council. This will be a practical day with the afternoon dedicated to a workshop that focusses on the type of cases considered at both a liability order and means enquiry hearing.

The course will be delivered by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Deputy Chief Executive, IRRV.

Course Details
The course starts at 10.00am following tea and coffee from 09.30 and finishes at 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided during the day. 

£195 plus VAT IRRV Member Rate (valid for Individual Members)
£225 plus VAT Forum/Organisational Member Rate
£255 plus VAT Non- Member Rate

Special Offer: 3 for 2 for all Members
*This offer is available to organisations sending 3 or more delegates and attending from the same organisation. Bookings must be made at the same time. At least one of the delegates must be a member of the Institute in order to receive this discount or alternatively, the organisation subscribes to the Forum Service.

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Enquiries can be made by email to or by telephone 020 7691 8987.

Please note in order for your booking to be processed you must have a purchase order number.

The Institute will make every effort to give delegates as much notice as possible of any programme changes or the cancellation / re-scheduling of an event. However, it does reserve the right to make changes to advertised programmes and to cancel / re-schedule events. In the unlikely event of an event being cancelled / re-scheduled, either a full refund will be made or alternatively, any fee paid will be credited against a future booking. The Institute will not be liable for any travel and / or accommodation costs incurred by the attendee should an event be cancelled / re-scheduled.

On receipt of the registration form with purchase order number the IRRV will issue a receipted VAT invoice at the prevailing rate. Payment must be received in advance of the event. The Institute reserves the right to refuse admission where delegate fees have not been paid.

Cancellations made 2 weeks before the meeting will be subject to an administration charge of 50% of the fee plus VAT. Cancellations after this date are liable for the full registration fee. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time at no extra charge.

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