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Starter for Ten

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 other features of European law which impact the sector. Tax and trusts are dealt with insofar as they affect farming and rural businesses and the course also details the relevant litigation aspects.

The next running of the Starter for Ten will be held on 14 to 16 March 2017 at the Mount Hotel, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. Applications are now closed for the 2017 Course.  If you would like to reserve a place for the 2018 course please contact Mike Holland at


For those with more experience of working in law of agriculture and the countryside, the Fellowship of the Agricultural Law Association awards those who attend the advanced training and pass a written examination a badge of excellence by which they may distinguish themselves.

It is a requirement that candidates for the Fellowship must have been ordinary members of ALA for at least one full subscription year (from April to March) in order to enroll.

The next running of the Fellowship will be from 16-18 October and 31 October/1 November 2017. Expressions of Interest will be sought in early Summer once the Course Prospectus has been set for 2017.

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