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Clive Anderson to host inaugural Lawyers in Local Government awards

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Broadcaster Clive Anderson will be the host of the inaugural Lawyers in Local Government Awards in November, it has been announced.

Dubbed the ‘cuddly assassin’, Anderson currently hosts Loose Ends and Unreliable Evidence on BBC Radio 4. A barrister by training, he has appeared as a guest on a wide range of shows including Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock the Week, and The Bubble.

He is well known for his ‘ask the unaskable’ questions, such as:

  • To Cher: 'You look like a million dollars - is that how much it cost?' and
  • To Jeffrey Archer: 'Is there no beginning to your talents?'

The awards – to be given at a black-tie event at the Rosewood Hotel in London on 29 November – cover the following categories:

  • Adult Social Care and Health;
  • Children Services and Education;
  • Employment Law;
  • Information Management;
  • Litigation and Licensing;
  • Monitoring Officer and Governance;
  • Partnership and Procurement;
  • Planning, Highways and Environment;
  • Junior Lawyer of the Year;
  • Individual Local Government Lawyer of the Year;
  • Local Government Legal Team of the Year.

LLG President Philip Thomson said: “LLG is delighted to have secured a star of Clive Anderson’s calibre to host our inaugural awards. These are designed to showcase the ground-breaking best of local government legal practice across the country.

“We’ve had an excellent response from our practitioners across the range of categories and judges will now be hard at work on judging and shortlisting.”

Tickets for the black-tie ceremony cost £60.