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 us at enquiries@ala.org.uk or telephone 07885 643341. CPD hours are available at all ALA events unless stated.

ALA North West
Tuesday 29 May 2018

The ALA North West Group is holding its spring meeting on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 at the base of the Cave Rescue Organisation in Clapham, North Yorkshire, via Lancaster LA2 8HH.

Esther Stirling (Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys) will be speaking on the myths and misconceptions about land and liability, looking at landowners’ duties and responsibilities towards lawful visitors and trespassers, claims in negligence and under the Occupiers’ Liability Acts, liability for animals, prescriptive rights and disclaimers and warning notices.

The event will also include an introduction to the work of the Cave Rescue Organisation and a tour of the base.

Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 9.30am to 1pm

Cost : £24 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Northern Ireland
Thursday 31 May 2018

The ALA Northern Ireland Group will be holding a joint seminar with NIRVA on Thursday, 31 May at the Tullylagan Country House Hotel, Cookstown.

Topics/Speakers:

The Electronic Communications Code – David Wilson, Johnsons Solicitors

Post Brexit Agriculture Policy – Ivor Ferguson, President, UFU & Jeremy Moody, CAAV

The event is open to both Members of ALA and NIRVA and non-members.

Places are limited to 60 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Time : 2pm to 5pm

Cost : £25 (incl. VAT) per ALA/NIRVA Member; £75 (incl VAT) per non-member

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

The ALA/WS Society 21st Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture will take place on Friday, 1 June 2018 at the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

Our speakers will be:

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC

Professor Fiona Smith, School of Law, University of Leeds

Hamish Lean, Shepherd + Wedderburn

Coll Murchison-MacDonald, Saffery Champness

Pamela Lyall, Mediator & Facilitator

Heather Bruce, Turcan Connell

Bob McIntosh, Tenant Farming Commissioner

Jamie Whittle, R & R Urquhart

Adele Nicol, Anderson Strathern

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

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Time : 9am to 4pm

Cost : £228 (incl. VAT) per person

ALA South Central
Wednesday 6 June 2018

The ALA South Central Group will be holding their summer visit to Meon Springs, near Petersfield, a diversified farming business including fly fishing, glamping and self storage.

The event will include a tour of the farm and a talk on the diversification enterprises and strategy.

Non-members are welcome to attend.

 

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Time : 3pm to 5pm

Cost : £21 (incl VAT) per person

ALA Yorkshire
Wednesday 13 June 2018

The ALA Yorkshire Region are holding a visit to the Allerton Waste Recovery Plant, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The event will include a presentation from the AWRP and Rob Close of Strutt  & Parker and tour of the AWRP followed by supper.

Non-members are welcome to attend.

Please note that numbers are limited to 20 and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED (16.05.18) – WE WILL OPERATE A WAITING LIST FOR ANY MEMBER WISHING TO ATTEND IF A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE AT SHORT NOTICE – PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HOLLAND AT mike.holland@ala.org.uk IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST

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Time : 2.45pm - 5pm (followed by supper)

Cost : £21 (incl VAT) per person (including supper)

ALA Wales
Tuesday 19 June 2018

The Wales Regional Group will be holding an event at The Senedd, Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 kindly hosted by Nick Ramsey, AM.

The event topic will be the new Land Transaction Tax which took effect in Wales on 1 April 2018 and our speaker will be Judge John Brooks, First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber).

The event will be hosted over lunch and will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with Welsh Assembly members who will also be present.

We are also pleased to announce that the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, will also be attending.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 12noon to 1.30pm

ALA North East
Wednesday 4 July 2018

The ALA North East Group is holding a summer visit to the Nafferton Ecological Farm Group at Nafferton Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland on Wednesday, 4 July.

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group (NEFG) is a research unit within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University.

NEFG researchers focus on low-input and organic approaches to crop and livestock management, and are based at Nafferton, one of the university’s research farms.

Since 2001, one half of Nafferton Farm has been used for conventional farming, the other half certified for organic use. The farm thus provides a unique research facility for comparing and improving organic and conventional farming systems.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

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Time : 2pm to 5pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Wales – Royal Welsh Show
Monday 23 July 2018

The ALA Wales Region will be holding a drinks reception at the Royal Welsh Show on Monday, 23 July 2018 at 3.30pm.

Full details will be circulated to Members shortly.

Time : 3.30pm to 4.30pm

ALA Central England
Thursday 11 October 2018

SAVE THE DATE

We are pleased to announce that Charles Cowap FRICS FAAV, Principal Lecturer at Harper Adams University College, speaker and author will be speaking at the ALA Central Region Autumn Technical Briefing.

The seminar will be will be held at the offices of Wright Hassell in Leamington Spa starting at 3.30pm.

Full details and a booking form will be available in due course.

Time : 3.30pm

ALA Fellowship 2018
Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Thursday 18 October 2018

ALA Fellowship 2018 – Part I (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 16 to 18 October 2018.

The second session will be held on 30 and 31 October 2018.

The examination will be held at The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP on Tuesday, 13 November 2018.

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered as Full Members since at least 1st April 2017. 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
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hours

Places are limited to 20.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday, 31 August 2018.

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ALA Fellowship 2018
Tuesday 30 October 2018 - Wednesday 31 October 2018

ALA Fellowship 2018 – Part II (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 16 to 18 October 2018.

The second session will be held on 30 and 31 October 2018.

The examination will be held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered as Full Members since at least 1st April 2017. 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
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hour

Places are limited to 20.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 31 August 2018

Click here for the 2018 Prospectus and Enrolment Form

ALA Autumn Conference 2018
Thursday 22 November 2018

The Association’s Autumn Conference will be held at The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ on Thursday, 22 November 2018.

The Conference topics/speakers will be confirmed shortly.

The Conference is open to Members and Non-Members.

Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost : tbc

ALA Fellows Dinner 2018
Thursday 22 November 2018

The Association will be holding its Fellows Dinner and Keynote Address on Thursday, 22 November 2018 at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.

Full details will be circulated to Fellows of the Association shortly.

 

 

Time : 6pm to 10pm

ALA Starter for Ten 2019
Tuesday 26 February 2019 - Thursday 28 February 2019

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 2019 Starter for Ten will be held on 26 to 28 February 2019 at the Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick.

The 2019 course application period will open in September but if you would like to register your interest please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk