Understanding Liability Orders and Committals Training

Course delivered live online by a trainer

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Two day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£1,995 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates

Understanding Liability Orders and Committals Training

Course Overview

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's it for?

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

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live on-line’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.  


This course is available on demand. Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.

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.