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 or telephone 07885 643341. CPD hours are available at all ALA events unless stated.

ALA/UKELA Wales – Sustainable Land & Water Management in Wales
Monday 24 May 2021

Joint ALA & UKELA Wales webinar focussed on the sustainable management of land and water management

Chaired by Dr. Victoria Jenkins, Associate Professor of Law at Swansea University, our speakers will consider the issues and opportunities that arise from developing sustainable land and water management practices in Wales.

Our speakers are:

Geraint Davies, Farmer, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Geraint is an advocate for producing sustainable food whilst delivering environmental products. His land management experience encompasses upland habitat management including upland water retention, ancient woodland, soil health and effective grassland management. Geraint is also a Board Member of Natural Resources Wales.

Dr. Jon Walker, Research Officer in the Department of Biosciences at Swansea University. Jon has a particular interest in peatland management including co-authorship of journal articles on ecosystem change in restored blanket peatlands and restoration of blanket peat moorland delays stormflow from hillslopes and reduces peak discharge.

David Ashford, Brecon Beacons Mega-Catchment Programme Manager, Welsh Water. David’s current role includes developing new partnerships to improve water quality and a range of other benefits across water catchments within the Brecon Beacons. He has previously held roles in Welsh Government on Land Use Policy and Glastir.

ALA & UKELA Members can book at a preferential rate.

The deadline for bookings is 11am, Monday, 24 May.


Time : 5.30pm to 7pm

Cost : £12 ALA/UKELA Members (incl. VAT); £36 Non-Members (incl. VAT); Students Free

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

ALA/WS Society 24th Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture 2021
Friday 4 June 2021

The Agricultural Law Association and the WS Society invite you to attend the 24th Joint Conference on Agriculture.

Our speakers/topics are

Chaired by Jon Robertson, Turcan Connell

Michael Upton, Advocate – Case Update

Jeremy Moody, CAAV – Relinquishment & Assignation

Robert Sutherland, Advocate – Tenant’s Amnesty for Improvements

Bob McIntosh, Tenant Farming Commissioner – An update from the TFC

Prof. Michael Cardwell, University of Leeds & Prof. Christopher Rodgers, Newcastle University – Environmental Public Goods & Public/Private Finance: Legal Models for Delivery

Peter Hall, Laurence Gould – Changing support for Scottish Agriculture and the Rural Sector in the short, medium and long term

The Conference will commence at 11.30am and close at 3.30pm with a lunch break from 1.05pm-2pm.

Click Here to book your place.

The deadline for bookings is 12noon on Thursday, 3 June.

As with all our Conferences, the event is open to Members and Non-Members with a preferential rate for ALA and WS Society Members.

Cost : £48 (incl. VAT) ALA/WS Society Members; £84 (incl. VAT) Non-Members; Students Free of Charge

ALA Annual General Meeting 2021
Thursday 24 June 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Agricultural Law Association will take place on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 6.00p.m. via Zoom Webinar.

Full details will be circulated to Members on 1 June.

Only Members of the Association are permitted to attend the AGM.

If you have any queries, please contact Mike Holland at or on 07885 643341.


Time : 6pm to 7pm

ALA Council
Thursday 24 June 2021

Cereals 2021
Wednesday 30 June 2021 - Thursday 1 July 2021

We are pleased to be supporting the Cereals Event again this year with the event now being planned to take place 30 June and 1 July at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.

For Members interested in attending Cereals, full details can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

We look forward to seeing there.

ALA Council
Thursday 16 September 2021

ALA Council
Tuesday 7 December 2021