Leisure Partnerships:

Managing the Crisis – Contractual Considerations

SLC is hosting and facilitating a series of Virtual Think Tanks on public sector leisure provision, building on our heritage of hosting peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and transfer seminars for the leisure sector for over 10 years.

Each week we will host a 90 minute Zoom video conference session to explore key questions and challenges facing the sector. We will be exploring current issues and also looking ahead to the new ‘normal’ and how our sector can adapt and respond to take advantage of new opportunities within what is likely to be a long period of economic recovery and social change.

Virtual Think Tanks are to offer colleagues support and share and generate ideas, for the benefit of the sector only. Nothing else.

The theme for Thursday 30 April is ‘Leisure Partnerships: Managing the Crisis – Contractual Considerations’:

  1. Getting through to re-opening your facilities – should you look at your contract? The application of contractual remedies, consideration of Government PPNs and transparency / open book requirements
  2. Addressing the “new normal” – making your contract fit for purpose in a post-COVID world
  3. Procurement considerations – extending your contract, tendering a new contract and the application of PCR under COVID-19
  4. Reviewing legal principles in the light of COVID-19 – what if there is another outbreak? Do we need to look closer at contractual measures around emergency situations?

Due to sector feedback, we will be hosting 2 Virtual Think Tanks on 30 April.

Which session is right for me?

Local Authority Officers that have a Trust Partners can join us at 11am – 12:30pm

For this session, we will be joined by legal leisure experts Iain Greenshields and Andrew Hirst, of Womble-Bond Dickinson LLP.

Local Authority Officers that have a Leisure Operating Contract can join us at 3pm – 4.30pm 

For this session, we will be joined by legal leisure experts Iain Greenshields and George Matthew, of Womble-Bond Dickinson LLP.

These sessions are for Local Authority Clients only.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited to a maximum of 12-15 delegates to ensure you have the time and space to contribute.

SLC will also invite other strategic partners / major sector organisations with a relevant specialism in the subject matter area to provide expert input or just to listen, learn and share.

SLC will provide and publish a short summary of the sessions on its website blog at www.slc.uk.com. Any input and contributions will be non-attributable.

We do hope this will be a way of ensuring we can capture and share some positive ideas, best practice and allow sector peers to connect and support each other.

To register or if you have any questions and/or suggestions for future discussion topics, please contact us on help@slc.uk.com or call us on 01444 459927.