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 Welsh Government Agricultural Policy Workshop
Tuesday 11 September 2018

We are holding a workshop meeting for Members on Tuesday, 11 September at Cardiff University to review the proposals published by the Welsh Government’s ‘Brexit and our land: Securing the future of Welsh farming’ Consultation document.

This important workshop will be an opportunity for Members to debate the proposals and will contribute to the Association’s response to the Consultation.

Click Here to access the Consultation documents on the Welsh Government’s website.

The workshop is open to Members and their colleagues.

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Time : 9.30am to 1pm

ALA East Midlands
Wednesday 19 September 2018

We are pleased to announce that the ALA East Midlands regional group has re-formed and will be holding a seminar on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at the offices of Fisher German, Ashby de la Zouch.

Speakers/Topics:

UK Agricultural Policy Update & General ALA Update – Mike Holland, ALA

Farmland Market Update – Richard Gadd, National Property Agency, Fisher German

Adding Value – David Merton, Head of Rural Sector, Fisher German

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 6pm to 9pm

Cost : £15 (incl. VAT) per person incl. supper

ALA Yorkshire
Thursday 4 October 2018

The ALA Yorkshire Group are holding an informal networking event on Thursday, 4 October at The Cosy Club, York.

This will be an ideal opportunity for Members to meet to discuss the work of the Association and matters of mutual professional interest.

The event is also open to Non-Members.

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Time : 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Joint ALA East of England/Essex Agricultural Valuers Association Seminar
Thursday 11 October 2018

The ALA East of England Region will be holding its annual Joint Seminar with the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association on 11 October 2018 at the Essex YFC Headquarters, Chatham Green, Essex, CM3 3LQ on the new Electronic Communications Code.

10 months on from the introduction of the Code, this seminar will concentrate on the practical and procedural aspects of the Code.  With operators and site providers and their advisors still getting to grips with the Code, the effect on payments and the Tribunal process, this will be a chance to consider and discuss how in practice these changes are being interpreted on the ground.

Our speaks will be Barry Denyer-Green of Falcon Chambers and Chris Leney of Brooks Leney.

Doors will open 5pm with coffee on arrival and the seminar will finish at 7pm.

The seminar will provide 1 hour CPD.

To confirm your attendance please email Paul Walker, Secretary EAVA at P.Walker@whirledgeandnott.co.uk

 

 

Time : 5pm-7pm

ALA Central England
Thursday 11 October 2018

The ALA Central England Group will be holding their Autumn Technical Briefing on Thursday, 11 October at the offices of Wright Hassall, Leamington Spa.

Our speakers/topics are:

Flogging Nature – Some Professional Implications – Charles Cowap, Harper Adams University

Brexit – What next for farming? – Jake Freestone, Farm Manager Overbury Enterprises & Nuffield Scholar

The challenges & opportunities in British Farming – Charlotte Johnson, farmer, Wasperton, Warwick

The event is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Time : 3pm to 5.30pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

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 Fellowship 2018 – Exam
Tuesday 13 November 2018

The Fellowship exam will be held at The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

ALA South Central
Wednesday 14 November 2018

The ALA South Central Group will be holding a ‘Death of the Farmer’ workshop to be chaired by Philip Whitcomb, Partner, Moore Blatch and Fellow of the ALA.

Full details will be published in due course.

Time : tbc

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.

Speakers & Topics: 

Case Law Update – Caroline Shea QC & Catherine Taskis, Falcon Chambers

Business structure options for the agricultural sector – Gary Markham, Land Family Business

Inheritance Tax Planning & Succession – Angus Hunter Smart, Wrigleys

Residential tenancies in a rural context – Bryony Darnell, Loxley Solicitors

The Rural Insurance Market – Rollo Parsons, Lockton Agri

UK Agricultural Policy Update – Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, Agri Advisor

The Conference will provide 5 hours of formal CPD

The Conference is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost : £144 per person (incl. VAT)

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.

The Dinner will follow the Autumn Conference which provides 5 hours of formal CPD.

The Fellows Key Note Address will follow a drinks reception at 6pm with Dinner at 7pm.

 

 

Click here for full details of the Conference and Dinner and a booking form

Time : 6pm to 10pm

Cost : £60 per person (incl. VAT)

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

 

ALA Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019

Full details will be published in September 2018.

Time : 6pm to 10pm