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Joint ventures offer the opportunity to transform service delivery by unlocking opportunities from existing resources to generate revenue. Joint ventures can enhance partnerships and ensure continued delivery of frontline services.

However, in order to successfully set up a joint venture, the public sector must fully understand and overcome the legal complexities to setting up a joint venture.

This highly interactive course, led by local government legal expert Alex Lawrence, provides you with detailed legal guidance on setting up a joint venture. Learn what joint venture would work best for your individual organisation, and overcome the intricacies to contract and procurement law.

Leave this A Legal Guide to Setting up a Joint Venture course with the necessary tools and knowledge to set up a joint venture.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the Localism Act
  • Understand the different legal types of joint ventures
  • Identify what type of joint venture you would like to establish
  • Identify and overcome the  complexities of contract and procurement law
  • Take back an action plan to successfully set up a joint venture
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Workshop 1: Utilise the Localism Act

In this opening workshop session, you will learn how to utilise the Localism Act, to help set up a joint venture.

  • Learn how the General Power of Competence can be used to set up a joint venture
  • Identify what other powers exist and are relevant
  • Gain best practice from joint venture case studies
  • Scope the most important aspects of the Localism Act
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Workshop 2: Understand the Different Legal Types of Joint Ventures

In this practical sessions, you will examine what joint venture works best for your organisation.

  • Wholly owned/Teckal
  • Trading companies
  • Housing delivery services
  • Shared service vehicles
12:00 - 13:00

Workshop 3: Develop your Understanding of Contract and Procurement Law

In this interactive session, you will learn how to use contract and procurement law to establish a joint venture.

  • Understand the regulation on procurement of joint ventures with the private sector
  • Competitive Procedure with Negotiation or Competitive Dialogue?
  • Learn about the contractual arrangements when setting up a joint venture
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop 4: Setting up a Joint Venture

In this workshop session, you put what you have learned into practice, and set up a joint venture.

  •  Gain a firm understanding of company law when it comes to joint ventures
  • Understand your liability as a Company Director
  • Mitigate the risk and liability on your local authority
  • Overcome governance issues
  • Learn from best and bad practice case studies
  • Create an action plan to help your local authority set up a joint venture
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Marble Arch, London

Garfield House 86 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EA