Guildhall Agricultural Law Seminar 2015


Thursday 5th March 2015

The Crown of Crucis Hotel, Nr Cirencester

The Guildhall Property and Estates team is pleased to announce they will be hosting an agricultural law seminar at The Crown of Crucis Hotel in Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester.   This specialist seminar will feature speakers Tim Walsh and William Batstone and will focus on the issue of proprietary estoppel claims to farms and the service of notices, arbitrator’s awards and reform of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.   The seminar will be accredited for 1.5 CPD points and comprehensive materials and refreshments will be provided.


The conference is accredited with 1.5 CPD points (Law Society reference BAI/GUCH).


Normal delegate rate: £25.00 (+VAT) per delegate.

Group discount rate of 20% off full delegate rate for 2 or more bookings from the same firm



17:00: Arbitration under the 1986 Act
William Batstone, Guildhall Chambers

William’s talk will include an examination of conventional arbitration under the 1986 Act and the proposals for third party determination as an alternative to arbitration together with a review of the law on service of notices in the light of recent cases. It should be of interest to both solicitors and surveyors who deal with agricultural tenancy disputes.


17:55: Proprietary estoppel claims
Tim Walsh, Guildhall Chambers

Tim’s talk considers farming estoppel claims. Recent High Court and Court of Appeal decisions have seen a marked shift of emphasis in favour of estoppel claimants.  This talk considers those developments and the new “value judgment” approach to relief whilst broadly considering the building blocks of a claim.  It should be of interest to those both familiar with, and new to, the area.



Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to vary the content, timetable, location or speakers; or to cancel the seminar totally in which case we will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of Guildhall Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any loss or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material or presentation given at or in connection with the event. Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place. The fee for this seminar includes a comprehensive conference folder and all other refreshments.

Booking Terms
Please send a cheque with your form or wait to be invoiced. A VAT invoice will be sent to you on receipt of your booking form/details. All invoices for this seminar must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. Cheques are made payable to Guildhall Chambers. Unfortunately we are unable to take online payments at this time.

Confirmation Of Registration
If you have not received confirmation of your registration one week before the conference, please telephone 0117 930 9000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute Delegates
Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0117 930 9000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

Provided notice is received at least 48 hours before the seminar, the seminar fee will be refunded less a £20 (+VAT) administration charge.

CPD Accreditation
Under the Law Society’s CPD scheme and the Bar Council’s New and Established Practitioners’ Programme the conference is accredited with 2 CPD points (Law Society reference BAI/GUCH). The seminar will also contribute to CPD requirements under the terms of the ICAEW’s CPD policy.

If you have any questions about the seminar, or any other Guildhall Chambers events, please contact the Marketing Team on 0117 930 9000 or [email protected].

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