Booking details

With occasional exceptions, ALA events are open to all professionals with an interest in the subject. A restricted event will be indicated as such in the Calendar of Events. If you would like to attend any unrestricted ALA event, please e-mail us at or telephone 07885 643341. CPD hours are available at all ALA events unless stated.

ALA Central England
Thursday 16 November 2017

The next Central England regional event to be held at the offices of Howes Percival, Northampton on 16 November 2017.

The event will be based on technical sessions to include workshop discussions and problem solving around the challenges for those advising rural landowners.

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Time : 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost : £10 (incl. VAT) per person

ALA North East
Thursday 16 November 2017

Unfortunately the North East Region event to be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 has been postponed.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to those that wished to attend but we hope to re-run this event in 2018.

ALA South East & London
Monday 20 November 2017

The ALA South East and London Regional Group are pleased to invite you to their Autumn Seminar and Networking event kindly supported by Thomson Reuters, Practical Law to be held on Monday, 20 November at Thomson Reuters, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, E14 5EP.

Members and Non-Members are very welcome to attend.

Our speakers will be Rebecca Cattermole of Tanfield Chambers and Grace O’Dwyer, HSBC Regional Agriculture Director for the South and East of England.

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Time : 6pm to 8pm

ALA Autumn Conference
Thursday 23 November 2017

The Association’s Autumn Conference will be held at Eynsham Hall, Witney, Oxfordshire on Thursday, 23 November 2017.

The Conference topics/speakers are:

Case Law UpdateRebecca Cattermole, Tanfield Chambers

Minerals Law and Latest DevelopmentsRichard Lashmore, Knights 1759

Land PartnershipsAlison Rickett, Fresh Start Land Enterprise

Estate Strategy and RestructuringJosie Palmer, Hampshire CC & Matthew Morris, Bolesworth Estate

Mediation in an agricultural contextEsther Stirling, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Electronic Communications CodeJeremy Moody, CAAV

The Conference is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost : £144 (£120 plus VAT)

ALA Fellows Dinner
Thursday 23 November 2017

The Association will be holding its Fellows Dinner and Keynote Address on 23 November 2017 at Eynsham Hall, Witney, Oxfordshire.

Our guest speaker is Minette Batters, Deputy President, National Farmers Union.

This event is for Fellows of the Association only.

If you are a Fellow of the Association and would like to attend the Dinner, please contact Mike Holland at

Time : 6pm to 10pm

ALA Wales
Monday 27 November 2017

We are pleased to invite Members and Non-Members to our ALA Wales Region event at the RWAS Winter Fair on Monday, 27 November 2017.

Our topic will be Carbon as a Commodity and we are delighted that Oliver McEntyre, National Agricultural Strategy Director at Barclays Bank will be our speaker.

The event starts at 2pm at the YFC Building.


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Time : 2pm

ALA South Midlands
Wednesday 29 November 2017

The ALA South Midlands Regional Group invite you to their traditional Winter social event with a Race Night kindly hosted by Knights 1759 on Wednesday, 29 November at the Jurys Inn, Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL .

Members and non-Members are invited for this annual pre-Christmas regional event.

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Time : 5.30pm to 9pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Northern Ireland
Thursday 14 December 2017

The ALA Northern Ireland Region are pleased to invite you to their Winter seminar to be held on Thursday, 14 December at the Tullylagan Hotel, Cookstown.

The seminar topics are:

Basic Estate & Tax Planning for Farmers

Mediation in Agricultural Disputes

Our speakers are:

Peter Brown, Greer Hamilton Gailey Solicitors & Brian Walker, Walker Macdonald Solicitors.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 2pm to 5pm

Cost : £60 (incl VAT) Non-Members; £10 (incl VAT) Members

Thursday 1 March 2018

The Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner will be held on 1 March 2018 at the Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN.

The formal AGM Notice and a booking form for the Annual Dinner will be circulated to all Members in December.

The AGM will commence at 6pm with the Annual Dinner to follow at 7pm.


ALA Starter for Ten 2018
Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Thursday 15 March 2018

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.

If you have any queries, please contact Mike Holland at


Click here for the Prospectus and Enrolment Form

ALA/WS Society Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture 2018
Friday 1 June 2018

ALA/WS Society 21st Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture
Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh

Full details of the Conference will be announced in early 2018