Firearms Licensing

Firearms Licensing
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

If your firearms licence has been revoked or you have had an application refused, Cartwright King’s first-class Firearm Law Solicitors can help you appeal. 

You will benefit from our experience of dealing with Regulators, our sound understanding of UK firearms laws and our proven track record of successfully appealing firearm licence refusals and revocations.

Get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King Firearms Solicitor today.

How Cartwright King’s Firearm Appeals Solicitors Can Help

Our experienced Firearms Solicitors have first-hand experience acting on behalf of gun owners appealing against the revocation of a firearms licence. We will help you prepare your appeal, which must be made directly to the Crown Court, ensuring that it’s properly presented to give it the best chance of success. We can help with:

  • Licence refusals 
  • Licence revocation appeals
  • Amending licences to allow for different or more guns to be held
  • Applications for a firearms licence

Speak to a Specialist Solicitor Now

It is always best to get legal advice when appealing a firearms licence refusal or revocation. Having experienced legal representation on your side makes all the difference on the outcome because you are better prepared, you understand your rights and you have a strategy. 

There is no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Firearms Solicitors to get the right advice, ensuring that your appeal has the best chance of success.

For immediate action, call us or email us for an initial discussion. 

Our initial discussion with you is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Advise you on legal fees
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why Choose Cartwright King for Firearms Appeals?

Appealing against a firearms licence refusal or revocation comes with a strict timeline. Cartwright King offers a fast, effective and efficient service to ensure that your appeal is properly presented to give it the best possible chance of success.

Our dedicated firearms lawyers have a proven track record of successfully appealing licence refusals and revocations, which positions us perfectly to make your case to the Crown Court.

Legal Fees

We are happy to discuss legal fees with you for making an appeal and any associated costs that are likely to occur at each stage of your case so that you can prepare for this.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

Why has my firearms licence been revoked?

If your licence has been revoked, it will most likely be for one of the following reasons:

  • Authorities have deemed that you are unable to handle your firearm(s) safely because of ill health
  • You’re not of sound mind or considered too unstable to be trusted with a firearm
  • You no longer have a valid reason for possessing a firearm 
  • You are considered a danger to public safety when in possession of a firearm
  • You have been given a prison sentence of three years or more – this will prohibit you from possessing a firearm for life
  • Receiving a custodial sentence  of three months or more, but less than three years – this would prevent you from owning firearms for five years on the day of your release from custody

How long do I have to appeal if my firearms licence is revoked?

You will have just 21 days to appeal. Due to the short timeframe, it’s worth taking advantage of Cartwright King’s free, initial telephone conversation to discuss your options. 

The Crown Court will review your appeal, which is why it’s crucial that the evidence you provide is correct and properly presented to give your appeal the best possible chance of success. 

An appeal gives you the opportunity to gather statements and references attesting to your character, trustworthiness and attitude toward firearm safety to add strength to your case.

How long do I have to wait for a decision on my appeal?

A decision on your appeal may take no more than one day, once a Crown Court judge has reviewed the evidence alongside two lay magistrates.

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