Rural businesses are diverse enterprises which demand professional services that reflect the many different land, property and business issues that can arise for owners, tenants, employers, employees, contractors and those with an interest in the land, property or business.
The membership of the Agricultural Law Association is itself broad and covers all professions who advise rural businesses; legal, surveying, accountancy, farm business consultants, tax and trust specialists.
Membership of the Panel is transparent and available for public view. Parties to a dispute are able to select the most appropriate professional to be appointed directly by those parties where they themselves can assess the qualifications and specialism of the Panel Members to ensure they are appointing the most appropriate person to the role.
Upon request of parties ALA DR can appoint a Panel Member.
Under the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Agriculture Act 2020, the Chair of the Agricultural Law Association is a professional authority for the purposes of receiving applications for the appointment of an arbitrator or third party determiner under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (‘the 1986 Act’) and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (‘the 1995 Act’).
The provisions of Schedule 3 extend to England and Wales.
ALA Dispute Resolution discharges these administrative functions on behalf of the Chair of the Agricultural Law Association.
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