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 Wales
Tuesday 19 June 2018

The Wales Regional Group will be holding an event at The Senedd, Cardiff Bay on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 kindly hosted by Nick Ramsey, AM.

The event topic will be the new Land Transaction Tax which took effect in Wales on 1 April 2018 and our speaker will be Judge John Brooks, First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber).

The event will be hosted over lunch and will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with Welsh Assembly members who will also be present.

We are also pleased to announce that the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, will also be attending.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 12noon to 1.30pm

ALA South Midlands
Thursday 21 June 2018

The ALA South Midlands Group are holding a Forestry and Woodland Walk kindly hosted by the Swyncombe Estate and Lockhart Garrett on Thursday, 21 June.

The event will include a tour of the Estate with Justin Mumford of Lockhart Garrett followed by a Barbeque.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

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Time : 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Cheshire
Tuesday 26 June 2018

The ALA Cheshire Group are holding their summer visit at Reaseheath College with a tour of the College’s Food Centre on Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

The £7 million Food Centre was opened in 2011 and is one of the best equipped food processing teaching and practical facilities in Europe.

Built to exacting standards and staffed by a team of specialist food technologists recruited directly from the food industry, the centre has dairy processing halls and production areas for butchery, bakery, cake design and confectionery. Many local, national and international food and drink manufacturers use the facilities for new product development, technical advice or staff training.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 8am to 10.45am

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

ALA East of England
Friday 29 June 2018

The ALA East of England Group will be holding their summer visit to New Hall Vineyards, Purleigh, Essex on Friday, 29 June.

The event will include an introduction to New Hall followed by a tour of the vineyard, pressing room/winery and wine tasting along the way!

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 3pm to 4.45pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA North East
Wednesday 4 July 2018

The ALA North East Group is holding a summer visit to the Nafferton Ecological Farm Group at Nafferton Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland on Wednesday, 4 July.

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group (NEFG) is a research unit within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University.

NEFG researchers focus on low-input and organic approaches to crop and livestock management, and are based at Nafferton, one of the university’s research farms.

Since 2001, one half of Nafferton Farm has been used for conventional farming, the other half certified for organic use. The farm thus provides a unique research facility for comparing and improving organic and conventional farming systems.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

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Time : 2pm to 5pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

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.

 

 

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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 at 3.30pm.

Full details will be circulated to Members shortly.

Time : 3.30pm to 4.30pm

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 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.

The Conference topics/speakers will be confirmed shortly.

The Conference is open to Members and Non-Members.

Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

Cost : tbc

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.

Full details will be circulated to Fellows of the Association shortly.

 

 

Time : 6pm to 10pm

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