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 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 deals with 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.

Please click here for the 2019 Prospectus and Enrolment Form.

Please note that it is a requirement of the course that those attending are full members of the Association.

UPDATE 7 DECEMBER – PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HOLLAND AT mike.holland@ala.org.uk IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT YOUR NAME ON OUR RESERVE LIST.

 

ALA South Midlands
Wednesday 27 February 2019

The ALA South Midlands will be holding a networking event on Wednesday, 27 February at The Great Barn, Upper Aynho Grounds, Aynho, Banbury, OX17 3AY.

We are grateful to James Cowper Kreston who are hosting this event which is open to Members and Non-Members.

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 6pm to 9pm

Cost : £10 per attendee (incl. VAT)

ALA Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner 2019
Thursday 7 March 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Agricultural Law Association will take place on Thursday 7 March 2019 at 6.00p.m. at the Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN.

The AGM will be followed by the Annual Dinner which will commence at 7pm.

We are delighted that our speaker this year will be Ross Murray, Chairman of Rural Asset Management at Knight Frank and former President of the CLA.

If you would like to attend, please complete the booking form and return this to us by Thursday, 21 February. 

Only Members of the Association are permitted to attend the AGM.  However, guests of Members are invited to attend the Annual Dinner.

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

 

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 6pm to 10pm

ALA Council
Thursday 7 March 2019

The Spring meeting of the Council of the Association will take place on Thursday, 7 March.

ALA North East
Wednesday 20 March 2019

The ALA North East Group will be holding their next Seminar on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at Womble Bond Dickinson, Newcastle.

The seminar will focus on two principal areas of topical and current interest to Members:

The General Binding Rules for Septic Tanks and the implications that professional advisers need to be aware of in the context of transactions of land and property and general property management and an update on the draft Agriculture Bill and related policy matters.

Our speakers will be:

Robert Frewen FRICS FAAV, CLA North

Stuart Wardlaw, Head of Regulatory & Environment at Womble Bond Dickinson

Mike Holland, Secretary & Adviser, ALA

Members and Non-Members are welcome.

 

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 4pm to 6.30pm

Cost : £15 (incl. VAT) per person

ALA Somerset & Dorset
Monday 25 March 2019

The ALA Somerset & Dorset Group will be holding their next seminar on Monday, 25 March with St Johns Chambers at the offices of Clarke Willmott, Blackbrook Park Gate, Taunton.

Full details and a booking form will be published shortly.

Time : tbc

Cost : tbc

ALA Yorkshire
Tuesday 26 March 2019

The ALA Yorkshire Group will be holding their Spring Seminar on Tuesday, 26 March at the Radisson Blu, Leeds.

Our speakers/topics are as follows:

Trespassers Rights – a sign for the times?   Bruce Walker, Enterprise Chambers

ECC – one year on – An Agent’s perspective  Tom Whitehead, Savills

CGT – Entrepreneurs Relief & Partitioning  Martin Overfield, Smailes Goldie

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 11am

Cost : £20 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA South Central
Wednesday 27 March 2019

The ALA South Central group will be holding their Spring Seminar on Wednesday, 27 March at the offices of Moore Blatch, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh.

The seminar will focus on Brexit and legal, tax and financial implications for UK farming.

Our speakers are:

Penelope Lang, Partner, Smith & Williamson

Simon Butcher, Senior Associate Director, Strutt & Parker

Jon Drew, Regional Agricultural Manager South East, AMC

Mike Holland, ALA

UPDATE 15.02.19:  THE SEMINAR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HOLLAND AT mike.holland@ala.org.uk IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE RESERVE LIST SUBJECT TO ANY CANCELLATIONS

Time : 4pm to 7pm (including supper)

ALA Mediation Masterclass
Tuesday 2 April 2019

As part of our 2019 series of Masterclass events designed to focus on topic specific areas of practice in detail, we will be holding two Mediation Masterclasses on:

Tuesday, 2 April  – QEII Conference Centre, London

Wednesday, 22 May – Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The Masterclass and Workshop is designed to consider the practice of mediation as part of the wider Alternative Dispute Resolution options for practitioners to consider with their clients.

The Masterclass will give you an opportunity to discuss ways of improving your outcomes for clients, sharing your experiences with the other delegates and two experienced mediators who specialise in agricultural and rural property mediations. 

The Masterclass will be run by David Hooper FRICS FAAV MCIArb and Steven McLaughlin FRICS FAAV REV who together founded 3RPM, a specialist chambers for mediators specialising in agriculture and rural property.  You will find a full biography for David and Steven at www.3rpm.co.uk.

Click here full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 2pm

Cost : £102 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £240 Non-Members (incl. VAT)

ALA Minerals Masterclass
Thursday 11 April 2019

As part of our 2019 series of Masterclass events designed to focus on topic specific areas of practice in detail, we will be holding two Minerals Masterclasses on:

Thursday, 11 April  – QEII Conference Centre, London

Thursday, 30 May – Novotel Hotel, Bristol

The Masterclass will consider the issues that arise in the negotiation and drafting of options and leases or similar documents for the extraction of minerals, mineral ownership issues, dealing with statutory undertakers including the Mining Code and an interactive workshop session based on a relevant scenario. The emphasis will be on the legal issues in a practical and commercial context. 

The Masterclass will be led by Richard Lashmore who is a Partner and Team Leader of the Mines & Minerals team at Knights Plc.

 

Click here full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 2pm

Cost : £120 ALA Members (incl, VAT); £240 Non-Members (incl. VAT)

ALA Mediation Masterclass
Wednesday 22 May 2019

As part of our 2019 series of Masterclass events designed to focus on topic specific areas of practice in detail, we will be holding two Mediation Masterclasses on:

Tuesday, 2 April  – QEII Conference Centre, London

Wednesday, 22 May – Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The Masterclass and Workshop is designed to consider the practice of mediation as part of the wider Alternative Dispute Resolution options for practitioners to consider with their clients.

The Masterclass will give you an opportunity to discuss ways of improving your outcomes for clients, sharing your experiences with the other delegates and two experienced mediators who specialise in agricultural and rural property mediations. 

The Masterclass will be run by David Hooper FRICS FAAV MCIArb and Steven McLaughlin FRICS FAAV REV who together founded 3RPM, a specialist chambers for mediators specialising in agriculture and rural property.  You will find a full biography for David and Steven at www.3rpm.co.uk.

 

Click here full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 2pm

Cost : £102 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £240 Non-Members (incl. VAT)

ALA Minerals Masterclass
Thursday 30 May 2019

As part of our 2019 series of Masterclass events designed to focus on topic specific areas of practice in detail, we will be holding two Minerals Masterclasses on:

Thursday, 11 April  – QEII Conference Centre, London

Thursday, 30 May – Novotel Hotel, Bristol

The Masterclass will consider the issues that arise in the negotiation and drafting of options and leases or similar documents for the extraction of minerals, mineral ownership issues, dealing with statutory undertakers including the Mining Code and an interactive workshop session based on a relevant scenario. The emphasis will be on the legal issues in a practical and commercial context. 

The Masterclass will be led by Richard Lashmore who is a Partner and Team Leader of the Mines & Minerals team at Knights Plc.

 

Click here full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 2pm

Cost : £120 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £240 Non-Members (incl. VAT)

ALA/WS Society Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture 2019 – Edinburgh
Friday 7 June 2019

The ALA/WS Society 22nd Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture will take place on Friday, 7 June 2019 at the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

Full details of the Conference timetable and speakers will be published early in the New Year.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

Time : 9am to 4pm

ALA South Central
Tuesday 11 June 2019

The ALA South Central will be holding their summer estate visit on The Grange Estate, Itchen Stoke, Hampshire on Tuesday, 11 June.

Full details and a booking form will be published shortly.

Time : tbc

ALA Council
Thursday 27 June 2019

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

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 Council
Thursday 12 December 2019

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