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Firearms Licensing

We regularly act for estates, shoots and individuals over alleged firearms-related offences, as well as for individuals in licensing appeals.

Latest news

  • Crow trap prosecution thrown out for abuse of process Cage traps are widely used by farmers and gamekeepers, perfectly lawfully, for controlling certain species of wild birds. In England, their use is permitted for certain purposes under General Licences issued annually by Natural England. Failing to comply with the terms and conditions is likely to lead to an offence, conviction for which prevents future use until spent, 5 years in most cases....
  • Licence to Confuse General Licences permit landowners and other authorised users to carry out a range of otherwise illegal activities to control certain wild birds where necessary to prevent serious agricultural damage or disease, preserve...
  • Shhh….Keep the noise down In July, a newspaper reported that a clay pigeon shooting club which had been around for thirty years faced closure, after a District Judge dismissed its appeal against a noise abatement notice. The notice had been issued following a complaint to the council by a local resident...