PFK Rural Director Julie Liddle elected as CAAV Junior Vice President
PFK Rural's Director, Julie Liddle LLM, FRICS, FAAV, MCIArb, has been elected Junior Vice President of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) for 2023/2024 at their AGM in Oxford.
Julie is a farmers daughter, raised in County Durham. Her key experience relates predominantly to Landlord and Tenant arrangements (rural and commercial) along with planning and development work to include Option Agreements for renewable energy, however her principle area of work in the past five years is dispute resolution – primarily as an Arbitrator or Independent Expert.
Julie started on her career later than most at Harper Adams University in 1998. She then began work at H&H in 2001, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2002. During the early years she took a keen interest in the CAAV and soon began helping with the Northumbria & Cumbria Branch, Junior Valuers. She took over chairmanship of this in 2002 and started her self-help group, which became very successful.
In 2005 she commenced a part-time law degree from Northumbria University in Advanced Commercial Property Law (LLM) and in 2010 she undertook the Worshipful Company of Farmers Advanced Business Management Course and still attends the annual events the group from that year hold.
In 2015 she set up Robson & Liddle (Rural) Limited along with her business partner, John Robson. She took up a position on the CAAV Property Committee in 2017, becoming chairman in 2020. With a long interest in dispute resolution, Julie undertook a Diploma in Arbitration and was appointed to the Presidents panel of the RICS in 2017, she is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and is on two national panels as an arbitrator and also receives private appointments.
In 2020 she was co-opted onto CAAV Council as a Member and elected to the Executive in 2021.
With dispute resolution a matter for the Property Committee, Julie was involved in the appointment of arbitrators to the CAAV panel after government granted this statutory provision in 2020 and chaired one of the two interview panels for the process. She was appointed to sit on the Oversight Board which oversees the governance for all dispute resolution appointments in the same year.
Further involvement in dispute related matters and training came in 2022 by way of election onto the RICS Rural Arbrix organising Committee, helping provide suitable CPD and training for qualified arbitrators.
In December 2022, Robson & Liddle merged with PFK, where she is now a Director.
Julie is the first woman in the CAAV's 113 year history to be appointed to the Presidential Team and PFK Rural are extremely proud of Julie's recent appointment.
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