Animal welfare, wildlife & firearms

We have particular expertise in countryside-related criminal and regulatory matters, such as animal welfare, wildlife crime, firearms, and other legislation. We regularly act for  individuals, farms, hunts, shooting estates and other rural businesses facing offences under the following:

We also have extensive experience acting on behalf of clients wishing to appeal against licensing decisions in relation to firearms, including revocations, refusals to grant and refusals to vary certificates.

We act only for privately funded clients and all criminal and regulatory cases will be handled by a senior and experienced solicitor.

Meet the team

Tim Ryan

Partner

Tim Ryan is noted for his expertise in regulatory matters and the criminal law aspects of rural affairs, particularly concerning matters related to firearms, hunting and gamekeeping.  


Chambers UK 2015 – Agriculture

Tim Ryan is a key practitioner for regulatory matters, including those in relation to hunting and shooting. He is also a criminal law expert.


Chambers UK 2016

Tim Ryan focuses on the criminal and regulatory side of agriculture law. His areas of specialism include animal welfare, firearms licensing and country sports.


Chambers UK 2017