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Metal Recycling

We provided one of the first drafts of the Scrap Metal Dealers bill and we have been advising various vested interests on the Act’s likely meaning, implications and the associated Home Office guidance since 2011.  The British Metal Recycling Association and its individual members have been instructing us since the act came into force on 1 October 2013.  We advised an insurer in relation to the recent Home Office review.


Mariel has spoken at a number of conferences on the new legislation and she has been quoted extensively in the insurance press. We have hosted successful in house seminars to scrap metal dealers and others on the subject.


Insurers have been instructing us to defend liability claims on behalf of scrap metal dealers for several years.

  • Bullying and harassment

  • Compliance

  • Fatalities

  • Health and safety

  • Identification requirements

  • Industrial disease claims

  • Insurance policy wordings

  • Lead poisoning

  • Liability claims

  • Licensing appeals to the magistrates

  • Policies and procedures

  • Recording requirements

  • Relevant offences

  • Scrap metal licensing