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 Central England
Thursday 14 November 2019

The ALA Central England region will be holding a Autumn workshop event on Thursday, 14 November at the offices of Hewitsons, Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton.

NOTICE 14.11.19 – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED OWING TO WEATHER AND TRAVELLING CONDITIONS TODAY.  WE WILL RESCHEDULE IT FOR EARLY IN THE NEW YEAR

 

 

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Time : 4pm to 7pm (including supper)

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

ALA Yorkshire
Thursday 21 November 2019

The ALA Yorkshire Region is holding a tour of Heck Food based at Kirklington on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Heck Food are an independent, family and friend food business producing a variety of sausages and burgers together with a range of plant-based products.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

Places are limited to 20.  Notice 24.10.19 – 11 places remain available

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Joint ALA East of England/Cambs & Isle of Ely Agricultural Valuers Association Seminar
Thursday 21 November 2019

The ALA East of England Region will be holding a Joint Seminar with the Cambs and Isle of Ely Agricultural Valuers Association on 21 November 2019 at the Quy Mill Hotel, Cambridge, CB25 9AF.

Our speakers/topics will be:

Mark Catley FRICS FAAV, Consultant, Cheffins – Restrictive Covenants & Hope Value – Thorney Issues for Lawyers & Valuers

Katie Gray, Barrister, Tanfield ChambersRestrictive Covenants – making applications to the Upper Tribunal

The event is open to Members and Non-Members.

 

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Time : 5pm to 7.15pm

Cost : £15 (incl. VAT) per person; ALA student members - free of charge

ALA Northern Ireland
Thursday 5 December 2019

The ALA Northern Ireland Group will be holding its winter seminar on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at the Tullylagan Country House Hotel, Cookstown.

Speakers/topics:

Mark Borland, Conway Todd & Co Solicitors – Residential Care Issues in the Agricultural Community

Mike Holland, Secretary & Adviser, Agricultural Law Association – Statutory Agricultural Tenancies

The event is open to both Members of ALA and non-members.

Places are limited to 60 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Time : 2pm - 5pm

Cost : £10 ALA Members (incl. VAT); £60 Non-Members (incl. VAT)

ALA Council
Thursday 12 December 2019

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

ALA West of England
Monday 27 January 2020

The ALA West of England Region will be holding its Winter Seminar on Monday, 27 January at the Royal Agricultural University.

Full details will be published soon.

The seminar is open to Members, Non-Members and Students.

Time : 5pm to 7.30pm

ALA Starter for Ten – England & Wales 2020
Tuesday 4 February 2020 - Thursday 6 February 2020

Starter for Ten – England & Wales

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 the current subsidy schemes.

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

The 2020 Starter for Ten will be held on 4 to 6 February 2020 at the Scarman Conference Centre, 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 https://ala.org.uk/join-the-ala/

There is a strict limit of 30 places and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  In addition, there is a limit of 3 attendees from any one firm.

UPDATE 14.10.19 – THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE RESERVE LIST, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE HOLLAND AT mike.holland@ala.org.uk

 

 

ALA Council
Thursday 12 March 2020

ALA/WS Society Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture 2020 – Edinburgh
Friday 5 June 2020

The ALA/WS Society 23rd Joint Annual Conference on Agriculture will take place on Friday, 5 June 2020 at the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh.

The Conference programme and booking details will be published in early Spring 2020.

 

Time : 9am to 4.15pm

ALA Annual General Meeting & Annual Dinner 2020
Thursday 18 June 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Agricultural Law Association will take place on Thursday 18 June 2020 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.

Full details and a booking form will be available in early 2020.

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.

 

Time : 6pm to 10pm

ALA Council
Thursday 18 June 2020

ALA Council
Thursday 24 September 2020

ALA Fellowship 2020
Wednesday 30 September 2020 - Friday 2 October 2020

ALA Fellowship 2020 – Part I (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on Wednesday, 30 September to Friday, 2 October 2020 (inclusive).

The second session will be held on Monday, 12 and Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

The examination will be held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP.  Date to be confirmed.

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.

CPD: >16 hours

The 2020 Fellowship Prospectus and Enrolment Form will be available in early 2020.

In the meantime, if you would like to register your interest in taking the 2020 course please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk.

ALA Fellowship 2020
Monday 12 October 2020 - Tuesday 13 October 2020

ALA Fellowship 2020 – Part II (Members only)
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick

The first session will be held on Wednesday, 30 September to Friday, 2 October 2020 (inclusive).

The second session will be held on Monday, 12 and Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

The examination will be held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP.  Date to be confirmed.

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.

CPD: >16 hour

The 2020 Fellowship Prospectus and Enrolment Form will be available in early 2020.

In the meantime, if you would like to register your interest in taking the 2020 course please contact Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk.

ALA Council
Thursday 10 December 2020