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 of Warners Solicitors is noted to be amongst the strongest regulatory lawyers in the region. He has a particular interest in criminal cases involving agriculture, firearms and rural sports.


Chambers 2015 – Crime

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 in our opinion, by far the most experienced Wildlife and Firearms legislation Solicitor practicing in England and Wales at the current time. We have been using his services on behalf of our client’s Estates and their keepers, for very many years and with exceptional results. Tim is unusual having been a Barrister and is now a Solicitor. He gives outstanding advice on all aspects of Wildlife and Firearms Law and in these fields, he cannot be bettered.  


Mark Osborne, Chartered Surveyor and Land Agent, whose firm JM Osborne & Co manages or consults on over 200,000 acres of Sporting Estates