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 20 February 2020

The ALA Central England region will be holding a Winter workshop event on Thursday, 20 February at the offices of Hewitsons, Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton.

Based around a fictional scenario, the workshop will cover succession planning and proprietary estoppel as well as topics suggested by attendees. It will follow the format of several small group discussions on topics which will allow attendees to share their experiences and learn from others. We will then come together to feed back a summary of points raised by each group. There will be specialist legal and tax advisors present to assist with any technical queries which may be raised.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

UPDATE 18.02.20:  THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY FURTHER BOOKINGS.

 

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Time : 4pm to 7pm (including supper)

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

ALA London
Thursday 20 February 2020

The ALA London Region will be holding a Winter Seminar on Thursday, 20 February at The Farmer’s Club, 3 Whitehall Court.

Our speaker will be Stuart Hill, Head of Technology & Innovation at Hutchinsons.

The seminar will consider the use of technology in farming and increasing efficiency and productivity.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

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Time : 6pm to 8pm

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

ALA Council
Thursday 12 March 2020

ALA & Scottish Land Commission – Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector
Wednesday 25 March 2020

The Scottish Land Commission and the Agricultural Law Association, in association with Scottish Mediation, invite you to a unique training event: a mock mediation to try to resolve a waygoing from an agricultural holding.

The event will be introduced by Jon Robertson (Turcan Connell) and Bob McIntosh (Tenant Farming Commissioner).

In our mock scenario, Pamela Lyall, Mediator, and Lindsay Burley, Mediator, Eskhill and Co, have been instructed as mediators and will work with the Landlord and the Tenant to try to reach a mutually acceptable outcome. Robin Burley, Eskhill and Co, will host the mock mediation and enable delegates to ask questions as the process unfolds.

Those participating in the mock mediation for the Landlord and for the Tenant are:

Landlord’s representative – David Johnstone, Scottish Land & Estates;

Landlord’s solicitor – Heather Bruce, Turcan Connell;

Landlord’s land agent – Gordon Kerr, Savills.

General Partner of Tenant – Christopher Nicholson, STFA;

Tenant’s solicitor – Hamish Lean, Shepherd+ Wedderburn; and

Tenant’s land agent – Tom Oates, youngsRPS.

Papers prepared by Jamie Whittle, R & R Urquhart

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt, QC will provide a summary of mediation outcomes and concluding remarks

 

 

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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 on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

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 on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

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 Fellowship 2020 – Exam
Wednesday 28 October 2020

The Fellowship exam will be held at The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

Time : 2pm to 4.30pm

ALA Autumn Conference 2020
Wednesday 4 November 2020

The Association’s Autumn Conference will be held at We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB  on Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

Speakers/Topics:

Full details and booking information will be published in late Spring.

Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

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 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 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 at the Radcliffe 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 35 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.

The course details will be published in the summer.  If in the meantime you would like to express your interest in attending the course, please email Mike Holland at mike.holland@ala.org.uk