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Firearms Law

We specialise in firearms laws and UK gun legislation


Our legal team are well versed in the complexities of firearms law. Take advice early and contact us today

The law relating to the ownership, use and licencing of firearms is complex and non-compliance can result in severe sanctions.  If you require legal advice relating to any aspect of firearms law please call us on 01442 242999 and we will be happy to provide you with free initial advice over the telephone.

Firearms law – Licencing

Taking advice at an early stage can sometimes avoid your certificate being revoked or not renewed. Even if revocation has taken place we may be able to negotiate with the police to persuade them to reconsider their decision. If this is not possible then there is always the option of an appeal to the crown court.

If you are affected by an adverse decision from your licencing authority you may only have 21 days in which to appeal the decision.

Call us now if you require advice in any of the following areas:

  • Shotgun and firearms certificate applications
  • Revocations and refusals of certificates
  • Appeals against revocation
  • Licencing for shooting clubs

Legal aid is not available for licencing matters but we are happy to discuss representation on a fixed fee basis. If you are a member of BASC your membership may include insurance which can sometimes cover your legal fees.

Firearms law – Criminal

Firearms offences can be very serious and often carry heavy custodial sentences. If you are arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence it is important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible. At Wheldon Law we have a niche practice in firearms law and have excellent contacts with a number of firearms experts. We can provide expert advice and representation if you face proceedings for any firearms offences including:

  • Illegal possession of firearms
  • Possession of imitation firearms
  • Illegal conversion of weapons
  • Possession of antique and de-activated weapons
  • Criminal use of firearms
  • Illegal importation of firearms
  • Poaching/hunting offences

We are based in Hertfordshire but represent clients in police stations and courts all over England and Wales

Legal aid may be available subject to status. If you are not eligible for legal aid, or if you choose to fund your case privately, we find most clients prefer to do so on a fixed fee basis.