For those with more experience of working in law of agriculture and the countryside, the Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association awards those who attend the advanced training and pass a written examination a badge of excellence by which they may distinguish themselves.

The next running of the Fellowship will be on 16-18 October and 30/31 October 2018.

An invitation to enrol for the 2018 course and exam will be circulated to Members in Spring 2018.

It is a requirement that candidates for the 2018 Fellowship must have been ordinary members of the Association since 1 April 2017.

If you have any queries, please contact Mike Holland at or on 07885 643341.

Starter for Ten

ALA’s residential training course Starter for Ten gives a basic introduction for trainees and the newly qualified in those elements of the law which are relevant to rural business advice.

Land law and tenancies are covered as are the Common Agricultural Policy and other features of European law which impact the sector. Tax and trusts are dealt with insofar as they affect farming and rural businesses and the course also details the relevant litigation aspects.

The 2018 Starter for Ten will be held on 13 to 15 March 2018.

The 2018 Course is now fully booked.

If you would like to register your interest for the 2019 course, please contact Mike Holland at

Education Events

ALA Starter for Ten 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2018

ALA Fellowship 2018

Tuesday 16 October 2018

ALA Fellowship 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018