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 Starter for Ten – Scotland 2019
Wednesday 4 September 2019 - Thursday 5 September 2019

2019 Starter for Ten – Scotland

ALA’s residential training course Starter for Ten – Scotland gives a basic introduction for trainees and the newly qualified in those elements of the law which are relevant to rural business advice.

The course principally covers the law of agricultural holdings in Scotland, the Scottish Land Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution and the work of the Tenant Farming Commissioner.

The course will be held on 4 & 5 September 2019 at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling.

UPDATE 17.07.19 – THE COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE NEXT COURSE PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HOLLAND AT mike.holland@ala.org.uk 

 

Click here for the 2019 Prospectus and Enrolment Form

ALA North East
Monday 9 September 2019

The ALA North East Region is pleased to invite you to its Autumn Estate Visit to be held at Fallodon Hall, Alnwick on Monday, 9 September 2019 by kind permission of Mark and Lucia Bridgeman.

Fallodon has been owned the Bridgeman family since 1946. Mark took over the management of the farm and estate in 2006. It is 2,400 acres consisting of the main in-hand farm, 3 AHA farm tenancies, woodland, biomass, residential lettings, holiday let business (www.bruntoncottages.co.uk) and housing development. The in-hand farm at Brunton, is a mixed organic holding of 1,400 acres. There is also a large HLS agreement and B&B pig rearing operation.

Mark is currently Deputy President of the CLA and sits on the board of two London listed investment trusts as well as two charities. Prior to returning to Northumberland he worked for Schroders as a fund manager for 19 years.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 30 ATTENDEES. PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 2pm to 4.45pm

Cost : £12 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Council
Thursday 12 September 2019

The Autumn meeting of the Council of the Association will take place on Thursday, 12 September.

European Council for Rural Law – XXX Congress of Agricultural Law
Wednesday 18 September 2019 - Saturday 21 September 2019

The European Council for Rural Law (‘CEDR’) will be holding their 30th bi-annual Congress in Poznan, Poland on 18 to 21 September 2019.

The CEDR Congress delivers three Commissions during the Congress on matters of practice affecting members across Europe.

To view the Commission papers and calls for submissions, please click on the headings below:

Commission I:  Food Sovereignty and Food Security: Concepts and Legal Framework

Commission II:  Protection of Cultivated Land: Rural Planning Law and Agricultural and Real Estate Law

Commission III:  Significant Current Developments in Rural Law

If any Member is interested in contributing to one of the Commissions and would like to attend the Congress, please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk 

ALA Fellowship 2019
Monday 30 September 2019 - Wednesday 2 October 2019

ALA Fellowship 2019 – Part I (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 30 September to 2 October 2019 (inclusive).

The second session will be held on 15 and 16 October 2019.

The examination will be held at The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP on Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered as Full Members since at least 1st April 2018. 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, Lovatt & Nott, Worcestershire
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hours

Places are limited to 20.

The 2019 Prospectus and Enrolment Form will be posted here in Spring 2019.  If you would like to register your interest in taking the course please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk.

ALA South Central
Thursday 3 October 2019

The ALA South Central Group will be holding a workshop event on Thursday, 3 October looking at a topical scenario of interest to all rural professionals.

Full details will be published in late August.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

Joint ALA East of England/Essex Agricultural Valuers Association Seminar
Thursday 10 October 2019

The ALA East of England Region will be holding its annual Joint Seminar with the Essex Agricultural Valuers Association on 10 October 2019 at the Essex YFC Headquarters, Chatham Green, Essex, CM3 3LQ.

Full details and a booking form will be published in the Spring.

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 Fellowship 2019
Tuesday 15 October 2019 - Wednesday 16 October 2019

ALA Fellowship 2019 – Part II (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on 30 September to 2 October 2019 (inclusive).

The second session will be held on 15 and 16 November 2019.

The examination will be held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP on Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

This course and examination are available only to those who have been registered as Full Members since at least 1st April 2019. 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, Lovatt & Nott, Worcestershire
Kate Theophilus, FALA – Solicitor, Stephens Scown, Exeter

CPD: >16 hour

Places are limited to 20.

The 2019 Prospectus and Enrolment Form will be posted here in Spring 2019.  If you would like to register your interest in taking the course please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk.

ALA South West
Tuesday 29 October 2019

The ALA South West Group will be holding an Autumn Seminar on Tuesday, 29 October with St Johns Chambers and Old Mill at the offices of Stephens Scown, Osprey House, Malpas Road, Truro.

Our Speakers and Topics are:

Farms, Promises and Half Truths

Leslie Blohm QC and Christopher Jones, Barristers, St John’s Chambers

Leslie and Christopher will deliver a lecture on informal agreements and partnership assets in a farming context. The talk will look at the recent cases of Wild v Wild [2018] EWHC 2197 and Ham v Bell [2016] EWHC 1791 and consider what lessons can be drawn from those judgments and applied by the busy practitioner.

Following Leslie and Christopher’s lecture, delegates will be given a case study containing a scenario and series of questions for discussion and debate!

Partnership Disputes – An Accountant’s Approach

Mark Shelton, Consultant, Old Mill

Mark will discuss the accountancy aspects of these two cases and will consider the role of the accountant in avoiding similar disputes. In particular he will look at how partnership property, and a partner’s entitlement to partnership assets might be reflected in the accounts.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

A booking form will be published here in mid August.

Time : 5.15pm to 9pm

Cost : £20 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Fellowship 2019 – Exam
Wednesday 6 November 2019

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

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

ALA Autumn Conference 2019
Thursday 7 November 2019

The Association’s Autumn Conference will be held at The Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, London on Thursday, 7 November 2019.

The full Conference programme and booking details will be published in the summer.

The Conference will provide 5 hours of formal CPD

The Conference is open to Members and Non-Members.

Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

ALA Cheshire & North Wales
Wednesday 13 November 2019

The ALA Cheshire and North Wales regions will be holding their next event on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at Vale of Clwyd Livestock Market, Parc Glasdir, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1PB.

Full details will be published in due course.

ALA Council
Thursday 12 December 2019

The Winter meeting of the Council of the Association will take place on Thursday, 12 December.