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Scrap Metal Dealers Association

The Scrap Metal Dealers Association is here solely for its members’ Protection, Education, Guidance and Support.

“The people that for generations have turned Scrap Metal into a multi billion pound industry, have for too long, been unlawfully abused and misrepresented” Alan Gowing -V- British Transport Police HQ15X04988 Royal Courts of Justice. 2018

Why the SMDA

We place our members first. We are not paid membership fees by our members simply to appease policies or public opinion. We actively support our members and help remedy the unlawful practices that continue against our industry, not by lobbying but with real solutions, through the courts and education.

Legal Expertise

Since 2012 the SMDA have been defending our members in the Magistrates Courts , defending them against false claims . In 2015 we have been claiming compensation in the Royal Courts of Justice for our members and giving them support and guidance.

We have been trail brazing, questioning the legality of Parliamentary Acts. Just like PPI – you probably have a claim. Even now , there are unlawful acts being carried out against our members and the general public with regards to metal theft that need to be addressed in the highest courts of the land.


One of the most regulated industries in the United Kingdom. Long before Governments or public opinion made recycling fashionable, Scrap Metal Dealers worked tirelessly to develop a multi billion pound industry.

“This is not a case of ignorance of the law is no excuse.  BTP knew the law, but continued on regardless with deliberate indifference to their unlawfulness. Their sights set on the Home office contract to police the SMDA 2013, which was just a Bill in 2012. They acted outside their jurisdictional constraints. – 2018 and cat is out of the bag! Gillian Temple”

“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail—its roof may shake—the wind may blow through it—the storm may enter—the rain may enter—but the King of England cannot enter—all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.” So be it—unless he has justification by law. Southam v Smout [1964] 1 QB 308 at 320”