Stephens Scown sponsors national minerals conference


Stephens Scown solicitors is once again sponsoring this year’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) Showcase – the premier event for the UK’s extractive industries.

The MPA was formed in March through the merger of the British Cement Association, The Quarry Products Association and The Concrete Centre. It has more than 220 members supplying more than £5 billion of materials to the UK economy.

Stephens Scown’s minerals team has provided legal advice to the extraction industry for more than 70 years and has a national reputation in all aspects of mines and minerals work, with particular expertise in property and planning related issues.  Team Leader Robert Camp has just been accepted onto the CBI Minerals Group.

Clients include Aggregate Industries, Imerys and Stone Firms Ltd. 

Camp said: “The MPA’s Showcase is an opportunity for the industry to come together to share best practice, discuss issues and achievements, and look at the challenges ahead and we’re delighted to be sponsoring the event for the second year running.

“This year continues the theme of sustainable development and we anticipate a lot of discussion about the aggregates levy and the potential impact of the Marine and Coastal Access Bill on marine dredging and coastal quarrying operations.”

Presenting the MPA Showcase will be well-known Channel 4 broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy, while BBC Springwatch presenter Kate Humble, who is also Vice-President of the RSPB, will broadcast live from a quarry site.

The showcase includes the annual Restoration Awards, now in their 40th year, which recognise outstanding practice in restoring extraction sites for environmental, social and economic benefit.

The event, formerly known as the Quarry Products Association Showcase, takes place on June 4 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

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