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The 'Law of Street Naming and Numbering' is a one day training course run by the UK's leading expert in the field, James Richardson.


By attending the course, you will be equipped with all the knowledge and skills required to legally fulfill your statutory duties in street naming and numbering.




Street naming and numbering is an essential component of local government, playing a crucial role in everything from the collection of council tax to the collection of waste and recycling.


The laws governing the street naming and numbering process date back to 1847 and in order for the process to operate correctly and within the confines of the law, understanding the legalities involved is of the utmost importance.



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About the Course

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About the Course


The training course will cover the law governing the work of street naming and numbering authorities both in and out of London. It will include:

  • The London Building Acts Amendment Act 1939
  • The Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 and The Public Health Act 1925. Neither Act can be used without express adoption by the council - the course will explain how this is done
  • The requirements in the Local Government Act 1972. The course will explain when to adopt if you haven’t


The course will also cover:

  • The day to day work of the street naming and numbering officer. Practical situations. What should you do?
  • The areas of law relating to adoption of highways  and planning that can impact on the street naming and numbering function
  • Companies
  • Investigating those who break the rules and prosecuting offences
  • The role of the Local Government Ombudsman
  • Case studies. Your own cases. A chance to ask

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About your Trainer


James Richardson


James Richardson graduated in Law from the University of Manchester. He served articles with the County Secretary of Suffolk County Council in Ipswich and was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. On admission, he became an Assistant Solicitor and then Assistant Town Clerk to Gillingham Borough Council in Kent before joining the legal department of Kent County Council in 1987. He held various posts on the litigation side of the department culminating in being appointed Head of the Litigation Team in 1999. He took early retirement in late 2004.


His special interests are in the fields of highways, town planning and environmental law and he has appeared at many inquiries in these and other areas. He lectures regularly in his subject areas. He is an external examiner for a college, which trains solicitors, and a tutor with a distance learning college.






Standard rate: £350 per person + VAT


* Group bookings may be entitled to a discount





London - Wednesday 7th May 2014

10.00 - 16.00


Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square  




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