If you own a firearm, the law surrounding its ownership, use and licensing is complex. The Firearms Act 1968 and Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 provide the framework within which guns can be owned and used in England, and we have a dedicated team specialising in such matters.
If you break the regulations laid down by the Act, it can result in anything from minor offences, which carry fines of £400 and/or sentences of up to six months in prison. Serious offences can carry unlimited fines and sentences of up to ten years in prison. Needless to say, legal assistance is required in all cases.
We have the perfect team for the job. Dave Hayward is a public law executive and a former senior police officer. Tony Lavin is a consultant (non-solicitor and also a former police officer. As shooters, shotgun owners, BASC members and retaining a working relationship with Lincolnshire Police Firearms' Licensing Department, Dave and Tony are well connected and highly experienced in firearms documentation and law.
We can also provide advice on:
- Negotiation with police following revocation/refusal
- Firearms ownership
- Application completion
- Personal injury
- Leases and licences for land used for shooting
- Shotgun revocation