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 Autumn Conference 2020
Wednesday 4 November 2020

The Association’s Autumn Conference will be held at fully online in a half day format  on Wednesday, 4 November 2020.


Case Law Update – Caroline Shea QC, Falcon Chambers

Insolvency & Business Recovery – Heather Dobson, Moore Barlow

Contracts in the food chain – Sian Edmunds, Burges Salmon

The event is open to Members and Non-Members.

To book your ticket, please click here

Click here for the Conference timetable

Time : 9am to 1pm

Cost : £60 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £102 Non-ALA Members (incl. VAT); Students FREE

Cereals LIVE Q&A Edition
Thursday 5 November 2020

Following on from Cereals LIVE, the Q&A Edition takes place online on 5 November 2020 and offers an opportunity to ask farmers and industry experts pressing questions to help support the farming industry in these unprecedented times.

Cereals LIVE: Q&A Edition will answer essential questions raised in the June’s event, concerning hot topics relevant to current industry challenges, news and updates.

Topics for the Q&A Edition will include;

‘New era, new challenges, new opportunities’

‘A healthier environment: A healthier bottom line’

‘Sustainable Crop Management’

‘New tools for a new era’.



ALA/WS Society Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture 2020
Friday 6 November 2020

The Agricultural Law Association and the WS Society invite you to attend the 23rd Joint Conference on Agriculture

Chaired by Jon Robertson, Turcan Connell, we are delighted to welcome the following speakers for this half day online Conference.

Michael Upton, Advocate – Litigation Update

Hamish Lean, Partner and Emma Robertson, Senior Associate, Shepherd + Wedderburn – The Value of an Agricultural Lease for the purposes of Succession

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

Heather Bruce, Senior Associate, Turcan Connell – ‘What a Tangled Web the Partnership can weave for the Agricultural Lease’

Kate McLeish, Partner, Brodies and Dave Robertson, Investment Director, Scottish Woodlands – Forestry and the Tenanted Sector

The Conference will commence at 10am and close at 12.30pm.

ALA & WS Society Members can book at a preferential rate and the Conference will open for non-Members.

CPD: 2.5 hrs



Time : 10am to 12.30pm

Essex Court Chambers & Clarke Willmott – Flooding to Farmland – Who Controls the Floodgates
Tuesday 24 November 2020

In Association with Essex Court Chambers and Clarke Willmott, ALA Members are invited to attend this webinar on a consistent theme affecting the rural sector.

Full details will be published here shortly.

Time : tbc

ALA Council
Thursday 10 December 2020

ALA Starter for Ten – England & Wales 2021
Tuesday 23 February 2021 - Thursday 25 February 2021

Starter for Ten – England & Wales

ALA’s 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 new agricultural policies and legislation as they apply to England and Wales.

Tax and trusts are dealt with insofar as they affect farming and rural businesses and the course also deals with relevant litigation aspects.

The 2021 Starter for Ten will be held on 23 to 25 February 2021

As a consequence of the ongoing Covid-19 issues, the 2021 course will be HELD ONLINE ONLY utilising a fully interactive video platform provided by the conference team at The University of Warwick.

Please note that it is a requirement of the course that those attending are full members of the Association.  To join please go to

There is a limit of 40 places.

At this stage we are seeking firm expressions of interest.  If you would like to register your interest, please contact Mike Holland by 30 September 2020 at