Course: Understanding Liability Orders and Committals Training

Understand council tax committal case law and applying for liability orders

Learn how to represent your local authority in the magistrate’s court when applying for liability orders and dealing with committal to prison.

This 2-day training course covers all relevant legislation and case law and focuses on the process and administration of taking a case to the magistrate’s court.

This course has been written by our experts who have over 25 years experience in local authority legislation.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Understanding Liability Orders and Committals training course you will be able to:

  • Adhere to the practices and procedures required to be observed during the entire collection process.
  • Understand the legislative requirements.
  • Understand the relevant case law and its implications.
  • Liaise effectively with court officers and other external bodies.
  • Prepare effectively for the court hearings.
  • Present the local authority’s case in court.

Who should take this course?

There are no formal requirements for this course, but we would suggest that you have experience within a revenues environment. This course is aimed at:

  • Staff who prepare or present cases for committal to the Magistrate’s Court
  • Revenues officers
  • Team leaders and managers

Course prices

  • Classroom
  • £1,980
    per 2 day course (plus VAT) - up to 12 delegates

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Course Content

  • The importance of correct practices and procedures.
  • The relevance and impact of council policies.
  • Links with and the influence of, other agencies and external bodies.
  • Influence and value of local strategic partnerships.
  • Preparing for court action – significance, importance and influence of action in the magistrate’s court for liability order applications and immediate action following the issue of liability orders.
  • Examination of the relevant case-law and its impact on court procedures, practices and presentation.
  • Dos and don’ts in preparation and presentation.
  • Case studies – pre-prepared and prepared by groups of delegates.
  • Role play – the courts in action.
  • Lessons learned during the course.