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Scrap Metal Dealers Act 8th June 2018 Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ West Midlands
Members Fee: £160.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £235.00 + VAT




The course will explain the workings of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, how it works and how the renewal process is applied. It will also look at the workings of the Act and secondary legislation, together with the Guidance and puts it all in a practical context.

This course is a must for those who are responsible for the activities of scrap metal dealers in their area. It is aimed at licensing officers, councillors and local authority lawyers.

The trainer for this course is James Button.
The Institute of Licensing accredits this course at 4 hours CPD. Course Ref: SCRAP27418.
Fees: £160 + VAT for members. £235 + VAT for non-members inclsuing complimentary membership until end March 2019.
Course Objectives: It will provide delegates with the understanding needed to deal with what is required for licensing Scrap Metal Dealers.
09.45 Registration & Coffee
10.00 Session 1 - Introduction to the Act
• Background?
• What does it do?
• Council or Executive Function?
11.00 Refreshment Break
11.30 Session 2 - How does the Act work?
• The Basics – definitions
• Licences
• Fees
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Session 3 - Licences
• Granting / Renewing
• Suitability
• Information
• Previous Convictions
• Conditions
• Revoking
14.30 Refreshment Break
15.00 Session 4 - Administration & Enforcement
• Powers of Entry
• Closure Notices and Orders
15.45 Session 5 – Q & A
16.15 Close

You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

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James Button
James Button is a solicitor and Principal of James Button & Co., Solicitors, a niche practice, now in its 23rd year. The firm advises local authorities and NHS bodies, undertakes advocacy, advises committees and provides training for Officers and Members. In addition, they act for Licensees and Applicants.
His current expertise lies in the areas of licensing (including Taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 etc), environmental health, public health, criminal investigations and prosecutions and human rights and other local authority and health sector related matters.
He was articled at South Tyneside MBC in South Shields, then spent some years at Manchester City Council before setting up the Public Health Legal Information Unit for the Department of Health.
He read Law at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, and sat his Law Society Finals at The Polytechnic of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has written four editions of “Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice” (Bloomsbury Professional 2017). As part of the work of the Public Health Legal Information Unit he wrote the text book "Communicable Disease Control - A Practical Guide to the Law for Health and Local Authorities in England and Wales" (Department of Health 1994) and has contributed to other works, including “Know Your Rights” (Readers Digest 1997), “Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control” edited by Norman Noah and Mary O’Mahony (Wiley 1997), “Health Services Law and Practice” edited by Maggie Bloom, Dr Andrew Harris and Sheila Waddington (Butterworths 2001) and “The Concise Guide to Licensing” by Ian Webster, Jeffrey Leib and James Button (LGS-UK 2007). He writes a regular column on Taxi matters for the “Journal of Licensing” and is a Consulting Editor for “Licensing Review”.
In 1996 he was a founder member of the Local Government Licensing Forum, and was Chair from its creation until 2003, when it became the Institute of Licensing. He was made President of IoL in 2004 and Companion in 2012.

Jim Button was an excellent trainer. The content was delivered in an enthusiastic and informative way. I would have no hesitation as to recommend Jim as a trainer


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