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Comprehensive Legal Support for Shotgun Licence Applications

At Teesside Law, we understand the complexities involved in obtaining and renewing a shotgun licence. Our team of experienced solicitors is dedicated to providing you with the comprehensive legal support you need to navigate the application process successfully.

Why Choose Teesside Law for Your Shotgun Licence Needs?

Choosing Teesside Law means selecting a team that is well-versed in firearms law and committed to your success. Our solicitors have a deep understanding of the legal criteria and administrative procedures associated with shotgun licences.

We can help you by:

  • Personalised consultation and advice tailored to your specific situation
  • Assistance with completing and submitting your application
  • Representation in case of appeals or disputes
  • Ongoing support and guidance throughout the licence period
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Assistance with Shotgun Licence Appeals and Revocations

If your shotgun licence application has been denied or your existing licence has been revoked, Teesside Law can help. Our experienced solicitors are skilled in handling appeals and challenging revocations.

We can help you by:

  • Review the reasons for refusal or revocation
  • Gather and present evidence to support your case
  • Represent you in hearings and appeals
  • Advocate on your behalf to secure a favourable outcome

Protecting Your Rights as a Shotgun Owner

Owning a shotgun carries significant responsibilities and legal obligations. At Teesside Law, we are committed to helping you understand and fulfil these responsibilities while protecting your rights.

We can help you by:

  • Legal advice on compliance with current firearms legislation
  • Guidance on safe storage and handling of shotguns
  • Support in dealing with law enforcement queries or inspections
  • Updates on changes in firearms law that may affect your licence

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    To obtain a shotgun licence in the UK, you must be at least 18 years old, have no criminal record that would disqualify you, and demonstrate a legitimate reason for needing a shotgun. You must also have suitable storage arrangements for the firearm.

    The application process can vary, but it typically takes several weeks to a few months. This includes the time required for background checks, home inspections, and processing by the relevant authorities.

    If your application is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. Our solicitors can help you understand the reasons for denial, gather supporting evidence, and represent you in the appeals process to increase your chances of a successful outcome.

    Shotgun licences in the UK need to be renewed every five years. It’s important to start the renewal process well in advance of your licence’s expiration to ensure continuous legality.

    Shotguns must be stored in a secure cabinet that meets the British Standard BS7558. The cabinet should be fixed to a solid wall or floor and located in a part of the house that is not easily accessible.

    If your shotgun is lost or stolen, you must report it to the police immediately. Failure to do so can result in serious legal consequences.

    Legitimate reasons can include use for sport, pest control, or work-related purposes. Providing evidence such as membership in a shooting club or a letter from an employer can support your application.

    Yes, you can appeal a revocation decision. Our solicitors can help you understand the grounds for revocation, prepare your appeal, and represent you throughout the process to try and reinstate your licence.