Joint ventures offer the opportunity to innovate and change the way services are delivered so that frontline services can be protected in the face of external pressures.

With lots of successful public-private partnerships, many local authorities are taking advantage of the opportunities to deliver more effective services. However, in order to successfully use powers in the Localism Act, you must fully understand and overcome the legal complexities to setting up a joint venture.

This highly interactive course provides you with the most effective legal guidance on setting up a joint venture.

This A Legal Guide to Setting up a Joint Venture course gives you the necessary tools and practical guidance to be able to effectively utilise the Localism Act; decide what joint venture works best for you, and overcome the intricacies to contract and procurement law.

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Peter Collins
Partner - Sharpe Pritchard

Peter is a corporate lawyer who specialises in creating commercial delivery structures for public sector clients including through subsidiary companies, collaboration arrangements, partnerships and joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on public/private sector joint ventures relating to property assets in the context of land development and regeneration.

Peter also acts for clients on company acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, fundraisings, group reorganisations and corporate governance.

As part of his corporate work, Peter advises clients on public procurement and State aid matters. He is regularly asked to advise accountable bodies on the terms of ...

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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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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer's Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Utilise the Localism Act

  • 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

Understand the Different Legal Types of Joint Ventures

In this session, delegates will discuss what joint venture works best for them

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

Develop Your Understanding of Contract and Procurement Law

  • 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: Setting 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

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT