Shotgun Licence Revocation
Official Statistics show that the number of legally owned guns in England and Wales is at its highest level for 20 years. There are now more than 1.3 million shotguns covered by licences.
The law on firearms is becoming increasingly complex as the rise in firearm offences grows. To own a firearm or a shotgun you will require a certificate but unfortunately there has been a significant rise in the number of people who have either been refused a certificate or had their certificate revoked. Sometimes the reasoning for this is legitimate, but it is not uncommon for somebody to have their licence revoked/refused unfairly or for the wrong reason.
We specialise in challenging decisions made by the Chief Officer of Police for revoking or refusing a certificate on unfair or incorrect grounds.
Our Firearms department is led by Tim Miller, whose hobby and personal interest in shooting has led to his extensive knowledge in this area of law and impressive success in challenging the decisions made by the Chief Officer of Police.
If you have recently received a notice from the Police informing you that your application for a firearm/shotgun has been refused or your certificate has been revoked we advise you seek legal advice at an early stage to try and avoid a long term ban.
Our team of experienced solicitors can guide you through the appeal process and attempt to negotiate with the Firearms Department at the outset to try and avoid the matter resulting in a full appeal at the Crown Court.
If you require our expert advice on any area of Firearms Licensing then please contact us for a free, no obligation case discussion on 01754 897150.
If you decide you wish to instruct us, we are able to offer a fixed fee scheme to assist you in funding your case. If you are member of BASC you may also find that your membership incorporates an insurance policy which could potentially cover your legal costs.