ALA Northern Ireland – Professional Update

Thursday 27 May 2021

ALA is pleased to invite you to the latest in its series of CPD events which will examine the remit of the Independent Strategic Review of the NI Agri-Food Sector (ISRAF) and recent changes in conveyancing with a particular focus on their implications for all agricultural advisers.

Our speakers are:

Julie Robinson has recently been appointed to the Independent Strategic Review of the NI Agri-Food Sector (ISRAF) appointed by the DAERA & DfE NI Executive Ministers – a six month review which will consider the challenges facing both the food processing and primary agriculture industries as well as making recommendations on how to take full advantage of new opportunities.

Previously she was chief legal adviser of the NFU (England & Wales) and then headed up the NFU’s Government Affairs team and worked as the NFU President & ISRAF Chair Sir Peter Kendall’s policy adviser. She is now in private practice as a partner with Roythornes Solicitors specialising in all areas of agricultural law. A former director of the Oxford Farming Conference, she is currently a governor of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester and a member of the council of the Agricultural Law Association.

Alan Reid joined Murlands in 1984, becoming a Partner in 1988 and has been Senior Partner since 2014. A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners he currently heads up Murlands’ Private Client Department dealing with conveyancing, wills, trusts, administration of estates and related matters. Alan also serves as a member of the Council of the Law Society of Northern Ireland and sits on a number of its committees including its Conveyancing and Property Committee which he chaired until recently. During this time, he oversaw the introduction of the Memorandum of Understanding between The Law Society of Northern Ireland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NI) and the National Association of Estate Agents (NI), the new Agricultural Pre Contract Enquiries 2018 and the review of the Home Charter Scheme effective from 1st January 2021.

These talks will be followed by a Panel Question and Answer which will include the speakers and other experts on these and other current rural topics.

The event is open to Members and Non-Members with a preferential booking fee for Members.

Please click here to book your place.

Time : 2pm-4pm

Cost : £12 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £60 Non-Members (incl. VAT); Students free

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