Role of the Council in the Magistrates Court

16 April - SOLD OUT

This one day ‘Upskilling Session’ is to be delivered virtually through ZOOM, by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Chief Executive, IRRV. It will look at the role played by the Council in the Magistrates Court and be of interest to practitioners working in council tax and / or non-domestic rate.

The day will cover the action that needs to be taken prior to, during and after a liability order hearing. In addition to covering the statutory provisions, the course will focus on the role played by the officer that represents the billing authority in the Magistrates Court. This will include what they should do in advance of the hearing as well on the day itself.

Delegates will be provided with a copy of the presentation in advance of the session. Throughout the day, there will be workshops and exercises, when attendees will work together in break-out rooms, before reporting back to the Group. In the afternoon, there will be a ‘mock liability order hearing’ where attendees take on the role of the magistrates, billing authority representative and taxpayers.



The course will be delivered by Gary Watson IRRV (Hons), Chief Executive, IRRV.

Course Details

The course starts at 09.30am and finishes at approx 4.00pm.


£145 plus VAT IRRV Personal Member Rate (valid for Individual Members only)
£195 plus VAT Forum/Organisational Rate
£245 plus VAT Non Member Rate

Special Member Offer: 3rd delegate gets 25% Reduction
*This offer is available to organisations sending 3 or more delegates and attending from the same organisation. Bookings must be made at the same time. It will be applied to the cheapest rate. At least one of the delegates must be a member of the Institute in order to receive this discount or alternatively, the organisation must subscribe to either the Forum Service or Organisational Membership Service.

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Enquiries can be made by email to or by telephone 020 7691 8987.

Please note in order for your booking to be processed you must have a purchase order number.

Programme Changes And Cancellation / Rescheduling Of Events

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On receipt of the registration form with purchase order number the IRRV will issue a receipted VAT invoice at the prevailing rate. Payment must be received in advance of the event. The Institute reserves the right to refuse admission where delegate fees have not been paid.


Cancellations made 2 weeks before the meeting will be subject to an administration charge of 50% of the fee plus VAT. Cancellations after this date are liable for the full registration fee. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time at no extra charge.

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