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 London
Wednesday 1 May 2019

The ALA London Region invites you to its Spring Seminar at the offices of Hunters Law LLP, 30 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

The seminar will consider the emerging issues in environmental law including the proposed new scrutiny body, the Office of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill and public money for public goods as part of the Environment and Agriculture Bills;

the work of the Environment Agency;

and the Environment Agency’s approach to compliance and enforcement including civil sanctions, in particular when and how those who breach the law can make acceptable Enforcement Undertaking offers (which if accepted mean that the offender avoids criminal proceedings).

Speakers:

Peter Kellett, Director of Legal Services, Environment Agency

Alison Pryor, Barrister, Church Court Chambers

The seminar is open to Members and Non-Members.

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 5.30pm to 8pm

Cost : £20 per person (incl. VAT)

ALA STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT WITH DEFRA – AGRICULTURAL TENANCY CONSULTATION 2019
Wednesday 22 May 2019

Following publication by DEFRA of its Agricultural Tenancy Consultation in England on 9 April, the Association is pleased to invite you to a stakeholder engagement event with DEFRA to present the detail of the proposals and provide an opportunity to engage with DEFRA officials.

This consultation follows work undertaken by the Tenancy Reform Industry Group in 2017.

This is a key consultation for all Members working in the rural sector.

The event will be open to Members and Non-Members.

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 2pm

Cost : £72 (incl VAT) Members; £144 (incl. VAT) Non-Members; £20 (incl. VAT) Students

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.

Members and Non-Members are welcome to attend.

 

Click here for full details and a booking form

Time : 9am to 4.15pm

Cost : £228 (incl. VAT) per ALA & WS Society Member; £276 (incl. VAT) per Non-Member

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 Cheshire
Monday 24 June 2019

The ALA Cheshire Group will be holding their summer estate visit on the Barnston Estate, Farndon on Monday, 24 June.

Further details will be published shortly.

ALA Council
Thursday 27 June 2019

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

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 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 early May.

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 Council
Thursday 12 December 2019

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