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 South Central
Tuesday 11 June 2019

The ALA South Central Group are pleased to invite you to its Summer Estate Tour of The Grange, Northington, Hampshire, SO24 9TG on Tuesday, 11 June 2019.

 The Estate has had a colourful history and now is in a phase of multiple diversifications which you will hear about during the afternoon: the opera festival, vineyard and re building of the dilapidated model farm are some examples.

The Grange and its Park have a history stretching back several hundred years – encompassing a royal tenant, a succession of banking families and requisition during the 2nd World War. After the house remained vacant and deteriorating post being re-acquisitioned by the Barings it was taken into the guardianship of the Department of the Environment (now English Heritage) in the 1970’s, in view of its architectural significance. The freehold remains with the Baring family and a 570 seat auditorium was built in 2001.

Please note that numbers are limited to 40 attendees.  Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Time : 1.45pm to 6pm

Cost : £35 (incl. VAT) per person

Cereals 2019
Wednesday 12 June 2019 - Thursday 13 June 2019

We are pleased to be supporting the Cereals Event for the first time this year taking place on 12 and 13 June at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.

We are also delighted to be taking part in the Cereals AHDB Theatre events on the first day (10am -10.45am) where our Secretary & Adviser, Mike Holland, will be speaking on a panel session focussed on ‘Preparing for Change’, together with Tom Hind (AHDB Chief Strategy Officer), Minette Batters (NFU President), Robert Sheasby (AIC), Paul Temple (AHDB) and chaired by Karl Schneider (Farmers Weekly).

For Members interested in attending Cereals, the ticket booking facility can be accessed at https://www.cerealsevent.co.uk/ together with full details of the event.

We look forward to seeing there.

ALA West of England
Tuesday 18 June 2019

The ALA West of England Region will be holding its Summer Seminar on Tuesday, 18 June at the Royal Agricultural University.

Our speakers will be:

Peter Kellett, Director of Legal Services, Environment Agency

Alexander West, Barrister, Albion Chambers

The seminar will consider the emerging issues in environmental law including the proposed new scrutiny body, the Office of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill and public money for public goods as part of the Environment and Agriculture Bills;

the work of the Environment Agency;

and the Environment Agency’s approach to compliance and enforcement including civil sanctions, in particular when and how those who breach the law can make acceptable Enforcement Undertaking offers (which if accepted mean that the offender avoids criminal proceedings).

The seminar is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Time : 5.30pm to 8pm

Cost : £20 per person (incl. VAT); Students free of charge

ALA Cheshire
Monday 24 June 2019

The ALA Cheshire Group will be holding their summer estate visit on the Barnston Estate, Farndon on Monday, 24 June.

The Barnston Estate traces its lineage back to the era of the Norman Conquest.

The Estate covers 1,800 acres and since 1980 has diversified its core agricultural base which, at that time, provided 90% of Estate income.

Today the Estate has a more balanced portfolio comprising dairy farms, forestry, renewable energy, residential housing and a growing range of commercial properties.

The tour is open to Members and Non-Members.

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Time : 2pm to 5.30pm

Cost : £20 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA Council
Thursday 27 June 2019

The Summer meeting of the Council of the Association will take place on Thursday, 27 June.

ALA Yorkshire
Wednesday 3 July 2019

The ALA Yorkshire Region is holding its Summer Farm Tour of Sally Farm, near Helperby, North Yorkshire and kindly hosted by operator Wot-a-Hen,  a subsidiary of Warrendale Farms.

Sally Farm is a free range poultry unit owned by Dr Leon Furlong of Vencomatic Limited, a national poultry equipment manufacturer and supplier based in Thirsk. Opened in Autumn 2018 the unit was one of the first 64,000 bird units in the north of England and has been designed to the highest welfare and operating standards.

Important Notice:

Visitor numbers are capped at 25 and will be offered on a first come/first serve basis.

Owing to our hosts strict animal health and hygiene procedures, any member who has been on or near a pig or poultry unit during the week prior to this event will not be able to attend.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 2.15pm to 5pm (followed by early supper)

Cost : £25 (incl. VAT) per person

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.

If you have any queries, please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk or on 07885 643341.

Click here for the 2019 Prospectus and Enrolment Form

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.

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 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 early May.

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.