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The Agricultural Law Association is the UK’s largest inter-professional organisation devoted to the law and business of the countryside. We focus on the law in a non-partisan, apolitical way in order to promote its knowledge, understanding and development among those who advise rural businesses

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ALA & Scottish Land Commission – Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The Scottish Land Commission and the Agricultural Law Association, in association with Scottish Mediation, invite you to a unique training event: a mock mediation to try to resolve a waygoing from an agricultural holding.

The event will be introduced by Jon Robertson (Turcan Connell) and Bob McIntosh (Tenant Farming Commissioner).

In our mock scenario, Pamela Lyall, Mediator, and Lindsay Burley, Mediator, Eskhill and Co, have been instructed as mediators and will work with the Landlord and the Tenant to try to reach a mutually acceptable outcome. Robin Burley, Eskhill and Co, will host the mock mediation and enable delegates to ask questions as the process unfolds.

Those participating in the mock mediation for the Landlord and for the Tenant are:

Landlord’s representative – David Johnstone, Scottish Land & Estates;

Landlord’s solicitor – Heather Bruce, Turcan Connell;

Landlord’s land agent – Gordon Kerr, Savills.

General Partner of Tenant – Christopher Nicholson, STFA;

Tenant’s solicitor – Hamish Lean, Shepherd+ Wedderburn; and

Tenant’s land agent – Tom Oates, youngsRPS.

Papers prepared by Jamie Whittle, R & R Urquhart

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt, QC will provide a summary of mediation outcomes and concluding remarks

The event is open to ALA Members, colleagues, landlords, tenants, their advisors and interested parties from the rural sector.

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Membership of the Association is open to any professional of whatever discipline advising in rural business or any other person interested in the subject including those studying a recognised degree or diploma course whose application is approved.

The subscription is £90 per annum (currently free of charge if you are a student)

Please go to the Join the ALA section of the website or contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk or on 07885 643341 for more information.

Agricultural Law Association, PO Box 10489, Oakham, LE15 0GL

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