Peter Godber, LGG's director of training, set up LGG in the mid-1980s and has arranged well over 2,000 courses and conferences, attended by over 60,000 delegates. By 2003 Mr Godber and 10 staff were running nearly 200 LGG courses a year.
Cherie Booth - a long-standing supporter of LGG and regular speaker at LGG's annual education law conference said recently: 'It has been a real pleasure to help Peter Godber's work over very many years.'
Former lord chancellor Lord Mackay said:
'I extend my hearty congratulations to Peter Godber on the excellent job he has done in the important work of LGG Training and that his leadership encouraged so many senior judges to contribute.'
Michael Supperstone QC, a leading local government pracitioner, said: 'Thanks to Peter Godber at LGG, local authorities have much to be grateful for regarding the provision of high quality, good value training.
Mr Justice Sullivan, a pre-eminent judge in the field of planning law, said:
'Charting the ever changing complexities of local government law over the last 20 years is no mean feat.'
LGG is marking its 20th anniversary by launching a new website.
For details of LGG's new autumn training programme call Lucy on 08707 303040
-LGG is the training arm of SLG (Solicitors in Local Government) representing 3,200 lawyers working in Local Government & ACSeS (Association of Council Secretaries & Solicitors).