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 West and Somerset & Dorset
Thursday 25 July 2019

The ALA South West and Somerset & Dorset Regions are pleased to invite you to their Summer Estate visit and Seminar to be held at the Great Fulford Estate, Great Fulford, Dunsford, Exeter on Thursday, 25 July.

The Great Fulford Estate has been in the Fulford family for over 800 years and is currently home to Francis Fulford and his family.

Following a tour of the Estate, Jeremy Smith (Savills), Kate Bell (Evolution ABS) and Tom Biddick (Ashfords) will look at current Landlord and Tenant issues, Accountancy and Tax consequences of share farming and contract farming arrangements, and Succession planning.

The event is open to Members and Non-Members.

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 5pm to 8.30pm

Cost : £10 per person (incl. VAT)

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 North East
Monday 9 September 2019

The ALA North East will be holding an estate visit to the Fallodon Estate, Alnwick, Northumberland on Monday, 9 September from 2pm to 5pm.

Full details will be published shortly.

 

Time : 2pm start

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 the summer.

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.