Christopher Price – Director Policy and Advice
Christopher Price is the Director Policy and Advice at the CLA. He has overall responsibility for managing all the CLA's national policy and advisory work. He makes sure that the organisation's policy work is focused on what matters most, and that members' queries are dealt with accurately and efficiently. A planning and environmental lawyer by background, he joined the CLA as public law adviser in 2002. He became Chief Legal Advisor in 2007 and took up his current post a year later. Before coming to the CLA Christopher worked in local government for a number of different authorities.
Helen Shipsey – Senior Legal Adviser
Called to the Bar in 1991, in Chambers until 1997 when she joined the CLA. Advises on grazing tenancies, agricultural holdings legislation, farm business tenancies, residential landlord and tenant and the Treasure Act.
Harry Flanagan – Legal Adviser
A solicitor, advises on all aspects of residential landlord and tenant legislation including farm cottages, the housing of agricultural workers and service occupancies. Also advises on ballooning.
Roger Tetlow – Legal Adviser
A solicitor, advises on general property law, including land registration, conveyancing, business tenancies, easements, private rights of way, commons, water and drainage and sporting rights.
Roberta Sacaloff – Legal Adviser
A solicitor, advises on areas including employment, litigation, contract and sale of goods.
Sarah Slade MRICS – National Access Adviser
A chartered surveyor with responsibility for CLA policy on public rights of way and access issues. Provides advice to members on issues arising from public access to the countryside.
Andrew Gillett – Legal Adviser
A solicitor, advises on areas of law including highways, public rights of way and access issues, trespass, firearms and hot air ballooning. Also advises on occupiers liability and the liability owners may face in relation to their animals.
Andrew Shirley MRICS – Chief Surveyor
Responsible for both policy and advisory issues relating to surveying, but in particular compulsory purchase, valuation, utilities, minerals and tenancies. He is secretary to the CLA’s Institutional Landowners Group and the CLA’s Minerals Working Group
Danielle Troop – Housing Adviser
A Land Economist by training, Danielle moved to the public sector from Rural Land Management in 2002 to work on housing-led regeneration, affordable housing delivery, private sector renewal/enforcement, homelessness and allocations strategy and service delivery.
Edward Barker – Agricultural Adviser
Advises on issues relating to land use, pesticides, food production, livestock, disease, agricultural technology and research, SPS, the Rural Payments Agency, Cross Compliance, young farmers, agricultural waste exemptions, horticulture, machinery and operator licensing.
Tom Beeley – Renewable Energy and Climate Change Adviser
Provides advice for members around renewable energy and energy efficiency related queries as well as developing CLA policy on renewable energy. Prior to working for the CLA Tom worked on behalf of the Carbon Trust for 5 years leading their customer advice team providing advice on energy efficiency, carbon reduction and renewable energy to UK based businesses.
Charlotte Lay – Conservation Adviser
Advises on Agri-Environment Schemes, Greening of the CAP, Species, Designated Areas, Biodiversity 2020 outcomes including Local Nature Partnerships and Nature Improvement Areas and Uplands
Richard Williams – Taxation Adviser
A tax consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and with the CLA, where he worked between 1976 and 1986. He is the editor of two technical newsletters, "Farm Tax Brief" and "Trusts and Estates".
Derek Holliday – Head of Environment
Lead adviser on European and national environmental issues including water quality (Water Framework Directive, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Nitrates Directive), water resources, fluvial and coastal defence, soil resource, climate change and fisheries.
Mike Seville – Forestry and Woodlands Adviser
Advises on aspects of forestry and woodland management including grants, regulation, marketing and utilisation, timber transport, non-timber forest products, wood fuel, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, plant health, deer and squirrels.
Dr Charles Trotman – Head of Rural Business Development
An economist, advises on rural economic issues, particularly food policy, rural tourism, equine issues and telecommunications policy.
Fenella Collins MRICS – Head of Planning
A chartered surveyor with responsibility for CLA planning policy and regulatory matters. Advises on planning policy and regulation at national and local levels, and the community infrastructure levy.
Jonathan Thompson MA MBA DipM – Heritage Adviser
Advises on heritage policy, historic and listed buildings, scheduled
monuments and archaeology, parks and gardens, viable uses and grants.
Tim Isaac – Rural Surveyor & Assistant Director East
Tim has a degree in agriculture and is a qualified Rural Surveyor, specialising in farm and estate management. He lives on his family's farm in Essex. Tim advises and represents members on business management and lobbies all levels of government on key rural issues.
Jacqui Stoddart – Rural Practice Surveyor
Jacqui is a qualified rural practice surveyor and Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) as well a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV).
Working alongside Jane Harrison, she provides CLA members with advice and information on a range of landowning issues. Prior to joining the CLA, she was part of United Utilities’ property team for eight years negotiating with customers, tenants, landowners and agents across the North West.
Jacqui has a keen interest in farming and rural matters having grown up on a hill farm in Teesdale and more recently helping out her partner in her spare time on his farm.
Tim Woodward – Regional Surveyor
Tim trained at the Royal Agricultural College (RAC), and has practiced as a Rural Surveyor for over twenty-five years, specialising in estate management and advising institutional, charitable, and private landowners.
He was the Regional Rural Surveyor for the National Trust in the East of England for eight years and has recently spent time on a consultancy basis as Interim Chief Surveyor for the CLA at Belgrave Square in London.
Charlotte Sealy MSc MRICS – Regional surveyor - South West
Graham Clark MSc MRICS – Regional surveyor - South West
Donna Tavernor – Rural Adviser
An experienced rural advisor who advises members on subjects including the environment, fly tipping, forestry, NVZ, stewardship, single farm payment, water framework and planning. Donna is also Midlands lead on the Campaign for the Farmed Environment. A past YFC County chairman, Donna has a Countryside and Environment Management degree, a Masters in Land Management - and owns sheep.
Richard Goodwin MRICS – Rural Surveyor
Richard advises members on a range of issues including HS2, agricultural tenancies and licences, NVZ regulations, planning & diversification, field sports, rights of way and access, cross compliance, Single Payment System, compulsory purchase, boundaries and land registration, animal health and welfare, and agri-environment schemes.
Tim Broomhead – Regional Surveyor
Tim Broomhead is Regional Surveyor and covers the whole South East region. He is based in the South East office near Andover.
Charles de Winton MRICS – Regional Surveyor
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