As a licensee or potential licensee of a shotgun, timely and expert advice on licensing matters and any related disputes is invaluable. Our specialist agricultural team have diverse experience across a range of shotgun licensing issues and will use this to provide focused support for you and your business.


Russell Reeves

Partner 0117 930 9598


We are immersed in the agriculture industry and have an in-depth working knowledge of the issues farmers and rural businesses face. Whether you are involved in a shotgun licensing-related dispute and require skilled representation, to maximise your chances of success at a licensing committee appeal, or need expert support defending a licensing-related claim, our expert lawyers have experience across all types of shotgun licensing matters and can provide specialist support.

  • Defending an Oxfordshire farmer on a prosecution for shotgun offences in the Oxford Crown Court.
  • Successful appeal to the Crown Court against a decision of the Wiltshire Police to revoke a shotgun licence.
  • Advising a Hampshire farmer on a claim against the Police for wrongful retention of his shotgun.
  • Representing a Surrey farmer in a Police Station interview concerning shotgun offences with no further action being taken against him.

Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • Firearms Act
  • Leases of shooting rights
  • Shotgun and firearms certificates
  • Shotgun appeals
  • Shotgun licencing
  • Shotgun offences

Industry Accreditations

We have strong ties to the following:


Acting as National Farmers Union panel solicitors for more counties than any other law firm in the country, we have strong ties to the following:

  • Agricultural Law Association 
  • British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
  • Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
  • Country Land and Business Association
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Tenant Farmers Association

We are also proud to be the sole designated legal contributor to the Farmers Weekly Business Clinic.

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NFU Members

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As an NFU Panel Firm we offer NFU Members a 12.5% discount on our fees for qualifying cases and if you subscribe to the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme further funding from the NFU may be available.