Events

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 Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk or telephone 07885 643341. Mike will be pleased to give you further information. CPD hours are available at all ALA events unless stated.

29th CEDR European Congress of Rural Law
Thursday 21 September 2017 - Saturday 23 September 2017

The 29th CEDR European Congress of Rural Law will be held in Lille on Thursday, 21 to Saturday, 23 September 2017.

Agriculture & Competition

Commission I   – Competition Rules in Agriculture

Commission II  – Agricultural Competitiveness: Drivers and Obstacles in National Law

Commission III – Significant Current Developments in Rural Law

Click here for the full Congress Programme and booking details

BIAC National Rural Planning Conference
Thursday 5 October 2017

BIAC are holding their annual National Rural Planning Conference on Thursday, 5 October 2017 at the Williams Conference Centre, Wantage.

 

Click here for a booking form and full Conference details

ALA South Central
Wednesday 11 October 2017

The next meeting of the South Central regional group will take place on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at the offices of Moore Blatch, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton with speakers from Tanfield Chambers and Barclays Bank.

Katie Gray of Tanfield Chambers will be covering the topic of how to deal with professional squatters, protesters and fly tippers.

Oliver McEntyre of Barclays Bank will be providing an overview of UK Agriculture from a banking perspective.

 

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 5.30pm to 8pm

Cost : £21 (incl. VAT)

Joint ALA/Essex Agricultural Valuers Association Seminar
Thursday 12 October 2017

We are pleased to be hosting our annual joint seminar with the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association on Thursday, 12 October 2017 at the EYFC Centre, Whitbreads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, CM3 3LQ.

Our speaker will be Jason Beedell of Strutt & Parker who will cover the opportunities and issues associated with Payments for Eco-System Services.

For those that wish to, we will then retire to The Castle at Great Leighs for a drink, food and much discussion!

There is no charge for this event but food/drink at The Castle will need to be purchased separately.

Please confirm your attendance to Paul Walker (Hon. Secretary, EAVA) at p.walker@wnott.co.uk.

Time : 5pm - Registration

Cost : No charge

ALA Fellowship 2017
Monday 16 October 2017 - Wednesday 18 October 2017

ALA Fellowship 2017 – Part I (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 16 to 18 October 2017.

The second session will be held on 31 October and 1 November 2017.

The examination will be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at The Law Society, London

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered since at least 1st April 2016. This programme provides additional training in those areas of law relevant to rural practice in all professions and which are not taught at institutional level or in the various professional qualification courses. For those candidates who pass the examination, they will be awarded the Fellowship of the ALA.

Tutors:

Nerys Llewelyn Jones, FALA – Solicitor, AgriAdvisor, Carmarthenshire
Ben Williams, FALA – Rural Land Surveyor, Elms Estate Office, North Devon
Jarred Wright, FALA – Solicitor, Roythornes, Spalding
Daniel Lovatt, FALA – Chartered Surveyor, Halls, Kidderminster
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hours

Click here for the 2017 Prospectus and Enrolment Form

Cost : tbc

ALA Cheshire
Friday 20 October 2017

The next meeting of the ALA Cheshire region will be held on Friday, 20 October with a breakfast and tour of Meadow Foods, Marlston-cum-Lache, Chester.

Further details and a booking form will be available shortly.

Time : 8am for 8.30am start

Cost : tbc

ALA Fellowship 2017
Tuesday 31 October 2017 - Wednesday 1 November 2017

ALA Fellowship 2017 – Part II (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 16 to 18 October 2017.

The second session will be held on 31 October and 1 November 2017.

The examination will be held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at The Law Society, London

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered since at least 1st April 2016. This programme provides additional training in those areas of law relevant to rural practice in all professions and which are not taught at institutional level or in the various professional qualification courses. For those candidates who pass the examination, they will be awarded the Fellowship of the ALA.

Tutors:

Nerys Llewelyn Jones, FALA – Solicitor, AgriAdvisor, Carmarthenshire
Ben Williams, FALA – Rural Land Surveyor, Elms Estate Office, North Devon
Jarred Wright, FALA – Solicitor, Roythornes, Spalding
Daniel Lovatt, FALA – Chartered Surveyor, Halls, Kidderminster
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hours

Click here for the 2017 Prospectus and Enrolment Form

ALA Yorkshire
Thursday 9 November 2017

The Yorkshire Regional Group are holding a morning seminar with Falcon Chambers on Thursday, 9 November at the Radisson Blu, No 1 The Light, Leeds, LS1 8TL.

Further details and a booking form will be available shortly.

ALA Wales & West of England
Wednesday 15 November 2017

The Wales and West of England regions are holding a joint seminar on 15 November 2017 at Burges Salmon, Bristol.

Our speaker will be Christopher McNall of 18 St John Street Chambers, Manchester.

Full details and a booking form will be available shortly.

Time : 5pm-8pm

ALA Central England
Thursday 16 November 2017

Full details of the next Central England regional event to be held at the offices of Howes Percival, Northampton on 16 November will be posted shortly.

Time : 5.30pm to 8.30pm

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.

Click here for the full Conference timetable and booking form

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 mike.holland@ala.org.uk

Time : 6pm to 10pm

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

The Radcliffe Conference Centre, The University of Warwick
Full details of the 2018 Course will be published in Autumn 2017.

If you would like to reserve a place on the 2018 Course, please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk

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