l found his knowledge of Firearms law to be superb, and the way he handled my case faultless - Carl Roberts, North Wales
Nick Doherty has been the ‘go to’ lawyer for firearms cases for over thirty years - Richard Law, Secretary, Shooters' Rights Association
Nick is a fantastic Firearms lawyer and a superb trial advocate. - Andrew Broome, Consultant Solicitor, VHS Fletchers Solicitors
A true professional with an human heart - Ivan H, International Shooting Coach
Probably the most knowledgeable specialist firearms Barrister in the country - The late Mike Wells, Secretary Sportsman's Association
I am so impressed with your expertise in this field, it is beyond me, words can't explain how grateful I am. - West Midlands certificate holder
I have always been impressed with Nick's knowledge and understanding of firearms and the law. - Savvas Toufexis, RFD and Section 5 dealer
Miracles can and do happen, Nick Doherty is one such barrister. - John Corney, Dorset
Nick Doherty is knowledgeable, professional and above all a shooting man himself - Michael West, East Sussex

New edition of The Firearms Law Handbook published August 2019


The new edition of The Firearms Law handbook is now available. Written by Nick Doherty and Laura Saunsbury, the well known firearms solicitor, it will cover all of the changes to firearms and licensing law since the last edition was published in 2011. Amongst many new topics it covers in detail the changes made by the Policing and Crime Act 2017 regarding the definitions of ‘firearm’; ‘component part’; ‘deactivated weapon’ and ‘antique firearm’. The new edition is published by Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, the publishing arm of the famous legal bookshop in Lincoln’s Inn. Although a legal textbook, it is very much written for the informed shooter, club secretary, ground or estate owner,  RFD and police licensing department. The procedure for obtaining a certificate and RFD is covered, together with the appeals procedure if you are refused or revoked. There are also sections on the laws relating to taking game, borrowing firearms,  their use by young persons, and taking guns abroad, particularly in light of the fact that the UK will shortly be leaving the European Union. There are few aspects of the regulation of firearms in Britain which are not covered by this book.

A discount on the cover price is available in some circumstances, such as membership of various shooting organisations. Email nick@brudenellchambers.com to find out if you qualify!