ALA Dispute Resolution Panel

Welcome to ALA Dispute Resolution 

The new Agricultural Law Association Dispute Resolution Panel has been formed to recognise the need for a broader spectrum of arbitrators, mediators and experts with different skill sets and professional knowledge to be made available to the rural and agricultural sector.

Rural businesses are diverse enterprises which demand professional services that reflect the many different land and property issues that can arise for owners, tenants, contractors and other occupiers or those with an interest in the land and property.

The membership of the Agricultural Law Association is itself broad and covers all professions who advise rural businesses; legal, surveying, accountancy, farm business consultants, tax and trust specialists.

Completing an application for appointment to the Panel 

To apply to be considered for appointment to the ALA Dispute Resolution Panel, applicants are required to complete the following:

  • Application Form
  • Self-Assessment Submission

In preparing and applying for appointment to the Panel, applicants must also follow the guidance set out in the Competency Framework and the Self-Assessment Guidelines & Requirements.

All the above forms/documents can be downloaded below or they can be requested by emailing us at

Deadline for submission of  applications: 5pm, Friday, 24 July 2020.

All applications will be considered by an Application Assessment Panel.

Applications will only be accepted from those who are current Members of the Agricultural Law Association and on condition that their membership subscription has been paid and no subscription arrears exist.

The Application Fee is £500

The Annual Panel Membership Renewal Fee is £250

The Annual Panel Membership Renewal Fee is subject to annual review by ALA Dispute Resolution and Panel Members will be advised of any proposed increased in the fee prior to your annual renewal invoice being issued for payment.

Please note that the Application Fee and Annual Panel Membership Renewal Fee are non-refundable.

Timeline for the 2020 round of applications and appointments

19 June to 24 July 2020  

Application window – application packs issued to prospective applicants

5pm, 24 July 2020   

Deadline for application forms and required documentation – applications will not be accepted if received after this time.

25 July – 17 August 2020  

Assessment of application forms received & Interviews by video conference

18-31 August 2020   

Notification of Panel Membership offer

1 September 2020       

Publication of the Panel Membership List







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