Regional Groups

ALA has a number of groups based in different regions of the UK which meet periodically to discuss matters of interest on a more local basis than the national conferences can cater for. The groups do not have rigid boundaries and they interact where appropriate to provide a service for Members and non-Members alike within their catchment. For details of the Regional Co-ordinators, please click on the links below.

Central England

Regional co-ordinators

Helen King

Ellacotts LLP, Countrywide House, 23 West Bar, Banbury, OX16 9SA.

Tel: (01295) 250401; email:

Alexandra Robinson

Wright Hassall, Olympus Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV34 6BF

Tel: (01926) 883009; email:

Stephanie Dennis

Hewitsons, Elgin House, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5AU

Tel: (01604) 463372; email:


Regional co-ordinators

James Goddard

SAS Daniels LLP, 35 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1QF

Tel: (01244) 305900; email:

Peter Lewis

J Bradburne Price & Co, 14/16 Chester Street, Mold, CH7 1EG

Tel: (01352) 753873; email:

Rachel Phillips

Agri Advisor, Glynton House, Henfaes Lane, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7BE

Tel: (01938) 536405; email:

East of England

Regional co-ordinators

Rachel McKillop-Wilkin

Birketts LLP, Daedalus House, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2RE.

Tel: (01223) 326600; email:

Jeanette Dennis

Ashtons Legal, 81 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1PZ.

Tel: (01284) 727063; email:

Anne Barker

Brown & Co, The Atrium, St George's Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB.

Tel: (01603) 629871; email:

Paul Mills

Barclays, 1 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1PB.

Tel: (0333) 202 7452; email:

East Midlands

Regional co-ordinators

Mike Holland

Tel: 07885 643341; email:

Emma Hill

Roythornes LLP, Enterprise Way, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3YR.

Tel: (01775) 842646; email:

Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Regional co-ordinators

Helen Gough

mfg Solicitors, Tythe House, 20-21 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1HD

Tel: (01905) 610410; email:

Daniel Lovatt

Lovatt & Nott, Dodds Cottage, Hadley, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 0AX

Tel: (07920) 221012; email:

Esther Stirling

Harrison Clark Rickerbys, 5 Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2JG

Tel: (01905) 612001; email:

Alexandra Phillips

mfg Solicitors, Tythe House, 20-21 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1HD

Tel: (01905) 610410; email:

Liza Randall

G Herbert Banks, The Estate Office, Hill House, Great Witley, Nr Worcester, WR6 6JB

Tel: (01299) 896968; email:

London & South East

Regional co-ordinators

Katharine Paulson

Practical Law Agriculture (Thomson Reuters), 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ

Tel: (0207) 542 5691; email:

Jonathan Thompson

Thrings, Stuart Court, Salisbury Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6DJ

Tel: (01794) 310300; email:

Richard Dunn

Labrums Solicitors, New Barnes Mill, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL1 2HA

Tel: (01727) 858807; email:

William Nicol

Savills, 33 Margaret Street, London, W1G 0JD

Tel: (0207) 409 9493; email:

North East

Regional co-ordinators

Harry Chrisp

Gibson & Co., 27 Priestpopple, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1PB.

Tel: (01434) 602131; email:

Robert Pardoe

Pardoes Land and Property, Hawkshaw House, Coldstream, Berwickshire, TD12 4JX.

Tel: (07977) 228648; email:

Liz Allen

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, One Trinity, Broad Chare, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2HF.

Tel: (0191) 279-9697; email:

Ali Gray

GSC Grays, 5F Linnet Court, Cawledge Business Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2GD

Tel: (01665) 568311; email:

Rosanne Tweddle

Latimer Hinks, 5-8 Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NL.

Tel: (01325) 341500; email:

Chris Rodgers

School of Law, Newcastle University, 21-24 Windsor Terrace, Newcastle, NE1 7RU

Tel: (0191) 222 7612; email:

North West

Regional co-ordinators

Avelina Wright

Olgethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand, 17 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2AQ

Tel: (01524) 846846; email:

Jane Jackson

Arnison Heelis, 1 St. Andrews Place, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AW.

Tel: (01768) 862007; email:

Northern Ireland

Regional co-ordinators

Peter Brown

Martin King French & Ingram, 52 Catherine Street, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 3DB

Tel: (028) 7776-2307; email:

Celine Corrigan

Corrigan CA, 74 Steeple Road, Antrim, BT41 2QA.

Tel: (028) 9446-5626; email:

Dierdre Lynch

McConaghie Lynch, 28 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT43 5BY.

Tel: (028) 2565-4226; email:

William Henry

Moore Stephens, Unit B, 2 Fleming Way, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 0FB

Tel: (028) 7772-2189; email:


Regional co-ordinators

Jon Robertson

Turcan Connell, Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9EE

Tel: (0131) 228 8111; email:

Hamish Lean

Shepherd and Wedderburn, 2 Rubislaw Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XE

Tel: (01224) 621666; email:

Grierson Dunlop

Turcan Connell, Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9EE

Tel: (0131) 228 8111; email:

Tom Oates

Youngs RPS, Russell House, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, NE66 1HB

Tel: (01665) 606800; email:

Jim Drysdale

Ledingham Chalmers, Suite B1, Stirling Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN

Tel: (01786) 478100; email:

Hugo Struthers

Savills, Earn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkine Drive, Perth, PH1 1RA

Tel: (01738) 447501; email:


Regional co-ordinators

Nicholas Playford

Lanyon Bowdler, Chapter House North, Abbey Lawn, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 5DE

Tel: (01742) 280280; email:

Rhydian Scurlock-Jones

Savills, Hall Court, Telford, TF3 4NF

Tel: (01952) 239529; email:

Carrie de Silva

Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Tel: (01952) 820820; email:

Somerset & Dorset

Regional co-ordinators

Philip Hodgkin

Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 1 High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QF

Tel: (01460) 238383; email:

Robert Mullen

Clarke Willmott LLP, Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PG.

Tel: (0345) 209-1841; email:

Kate Bell

Albert Goodman LLP, Goodwood House, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX

Tel: (01823) 286096; email:

South Central

Regional co-ordinators

Keith Phillimore

Smith & Williamson LLP, Old Library Chambers, 21 Chipper Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1BG.

Tel: (01722) 434874; email:

Rachael Pearce

Barclays Bank Plc, Ocean Way, Southampton, SO14 2SB.

Tel: (07990) 081800; email:

Sarah Jordan

Moore Barlow Gateway House, Tollgate, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3TG

Tel: (023) 8071 8082; email:

Laura Olliff-Lee

Strutt & Parker LLP, 41 Milford Street, Salisbury, SP1 2BP.

Tel: (01722) 344006; email:

South Midlands

Regional co-ordinators

Louise Hosking

Ellacotts LLP, Countrywide House, 23 West Bar, Banbury, OX16 9SA.

Tel: (01295) 250401; email:

Masood Ahmed

Freeths LLP, 5000 Oxford Business Park South, Oxford, OX4 2BH.

Tel: (01865) 781205; email:

Philip Hoare

Savills, 36 South Bar, Banbury, OX16 9AE.

Tel: (01295) 228055; email:

South West

Regional co-ordinators

Ian Thomas

Stephens Scown, Osprey House, Malpas Road, Truro, TR1 1UT

Tel: (01726) 627302; email:


Regional co-ordinators

Manon Williams

Agri Advisor, Henllan, Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8AX.

Tel: (01558) 650381; email:

Edward Nutting

Lanyon Bowdler, 1 & 2 Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Benarth Road, Conwy, LL32 8UB

Tel: (01492) 557070; email:

Llinos Roberts

Lanyon Bowdler, 1 & 2 Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Benarth Road, Conwy, LL32 8UB

Tel: (01492) 555672; email:

West of England

Regional co-ordinators

Kate Eckley

Charles Russell Speechlys, Compass House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2QJ

Tel: (01242) 246381; email:

Lucy Hawkins

Strutt & Parker LLP, 15 Dyer Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2PP.

Tel: (01285) 627675; email:

Daniel Gill

Clarke Willmott LLP, 1 Georges Square, Bath Street, Bristol, BS1 6BA.

Tel: (0345) 209-1674; email:


Regional co-ordinators

Hannah Farmer

Andrew Jackson Solicitors, Innovation Centre, York Science Park, York, YO10 5DG

Tel: (01904) 275258; email:

Caroline Hawcroft

Knights Plc, 5 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT

Tel: (01904) 949203; email:

Judy Lankester

Addleshaw Goddard, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER

Tel: (0113) 209 2531; email:

Johanne Spittle

Ware & Kay, Sentinel House, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PP

Tel: (01904) 716018; email:

Steven Fieldsend

The Land Management Partnership, 3 Foundary Yard, New Row, Boroughbridge, YO51 9AX

Tel: (01423) 325379; email:

Tom Whitehead

Youngs RPS, 80-81 High Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8EG

Tel: (01609) 781600; email:

Emma Ridge

Wrigleys, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Tel: (0113) 204 1118; email:

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