Agricultural Law CPD - Course Overview
Both solicitors and barristers are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development courses throughout their careers to ensure they are kept abreast of changing laws and regulations within their respective fields of legal practice.
Qualified barristers are required to take between 12 and 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development each year, while solicitors must undergo 16 hours of CPD a year. Agricultural Law is becoming increasingly important due to the changing demand for food production and climate change issues which can affect farming methods. Law CPD hours can be gained by attending seminars, webinars, conferences and face-to-face or online/DVD based training courses that are SRA approved to offer CPD hours.
Agricultural Law CPD Events and Courses
Below are examples of the types of events and courses that can accumulate the required CPD hours annually. Some of the events are held annually whereas others may only be Ad Hoc events and are intended to demonstrate how Continuing Professional Development hours are achieved.
Butterworths Agricultural Law Conference
This prestigious annual conference highlights the commercial, regulatory and legal implications of recent rulings and developments affecting farmers and others operating within or dependent upon the agricultural sector.
CPD hours = 6.05
Agricultural Law for Litigators
This course is designed to provide property litigators with some experience of agricultural law, a thorough understanding of current updates and developments. It is also beneficial for those completely new to the area of agricultural law.
You will benefit from a more in depth understanding of the legal issues surrounding the foot and mouth crisis and covers a range of current case law including Bettison v Langton on the grazing rights of common land, Jewell v Jewell in the Court of Appeal on agricultural user covenants. Also covered include the valuation of tenancies, without prejudice notices, adverse possession and the nature of milk quota.
CPD Hours = 3
The Law Relating to the Sale & Purchase of Animals – DVD or Webinar
The webinar is intended for lawyers who may at times become involved in cases arising from the sale of farm animals or animals in general. Farm animals include those sold for the purposes of producing offspring to be used as fatstock or high-yielding milk producers. It also includes the sale of horses and pedigree dogs.
Content covered during the seminar, which will be recorded and made available to registered attendees online include a look at animals as “goods and chattels” and explores how relevant the Sales of Goods Act 1979 is to agricultural assets including animals. It moves on to include warranties, conditions, collateral contracts and the differences between consumer and private sales.
Other topics covered include the law of agency and sales via auction of animals as well as title and risk, and liabilities of tort. The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 is explored in terms of how it is applied.
CPD Hours = 1.25
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