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 West of England
Tuesday 17 July 2018

The ALA West of England will be holding their next seminar on Tuesday, 17 July at the Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester with St John’s Chambers.

The speakers/topics are:

Maintaining field boundaries following  Churston Golf Club v Haddock [2018] EWHC 347 (Ch)  – Leslie Blohm QC

Flood risks, liability and protection for farmland  – Christopher Jones

Boundaries and adverse possession of agricultural land – Natasha Dzameh

Drinks & Canapes will follow.

Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

 

Click here for full details and a booking form

Cost : £25 (incl. VAT) per person

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 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm at the CLA Stand.

This event is by invitation only and is open to all Members.

Please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Time : 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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.

Further details will be published shortly.

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 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.

Click here for full details and a booking form

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