A solicitor in Lincolnshire has taken the helm of a national agricultural organisation.
Philip Day, partner at Wilkin Chapman Grange Solicitors, has become the national chairman of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).
THe ALA is now the UK’s premier independent inter-professional organisation dealing on an agenda-free, non-partisan, non-political basis with all matters arising in connection with rural business.
Its membership of over 1,000 includes some of the leading practitioners in rural affairs in the UK and Europe.
The ALA is regularly consulted by government on legislative and policy changes, and by maintaining its non-party political stance provides impartial practical comment on proposed measures.
Members of the association recently appointed Philip to lead the organisation, based on his years of experience in law and the work he has done to help shape agricultural policy.
A specialist in agricultural law, Philip has worked in the region for 40 years, based in Wilkin Chapman Grange’s Louth offices.
Annually, he helps hundreds of agricultural businesses with issues including: property, tenancy, taxation, planning law, subsidies quotas, arbitrations and general business and partnership matters.
His appointment at the ALA is the latest recognition for his work in the sector.
Previously, he was appointed as an honorary member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) - one of only five lawyers to have gained this recognition - and was singled out in the prestigious Chambers UK publication for ‘decades of experience to the farming sector.’