Minerals and Natural Resources

Our Minerals & Natural Resources team has an established reputation for quality and commerciality garnered through breadth and depth of experience. In keeping with our model at gunnercooke, our team is comprised exclusively of partners so our clients never have to worry that their matter will be delegated down to less experienced and knowledgeable staff. Our team are masters of navigating the array of complex commercial and legal issues which arise in this sector, enabling us to identify and achieve our clients’ goals whilst ensuring their interests are protected in the short, medium and long term. Acting for both landowners and operators, we have the range of perspective and expertise to meet the needs of all our clients, from landowners new to the industry to market leading multinational operators.

We focus on:

  • Achieving our clients’ goals whilst protecting their interests;
  • Providing commercially sound solutions to complex legal issues;
  • Delivering the highest quality service in the industry.

We advise on:

  • Mineral prospecting licences and leases including value added plant;
  • Site acquisitions and disposals;
  • Environmental and conservation issues;
  • Agricultural tenancies;
  • Mining Code and sterilisation claims;
  • Planning and associated agreements, licences and consents;
  • Manorial rights, mineral ownership and associated rights;
  • Agreements with statutory undertakers, Highways Authority, Rail and others;
  • Waste permitting, landfill licences and leases.

Key Contacts

James Harrison
Gillian Pelham
Paul Calladine

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