Miracles can and do happen, Nick Doherty is one such barrister. - John Corney, Dorset
l found his knowledge of Firearms law to be superb, and the way he handled my case faultless - Carl Roberts, North Wales
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
Nick Doherty is knowledgeable, professional and above all a shooting man himself - Michael West, East Sussex
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
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


Nick Doherty practices from Brudenell Chambers as a sole practitioner. He is also a door tenant at 4, King’s Bench Walk

Nick is celebrated 40 years at the Bar in 2023. My first firearms case of note was Stubbings in 1989. That case is still the definition of ‘ammunition’ in English law. There have been a number of other authorities in this area of law in which I have been involved over the years.

Through Brudenell Chambers I accept instructions direct from the public in criminal, firearms licensing and other types of regulatory cases such as Health and Safety, explosives licensing and similar areas. I also undertake work at professional disciplinary tribunals. Instructing me on a direct access basis can often be at considerably lower cost than where you also engage a solicitor. A significant proportion of my work is now conducted on this basis and I have become adept at assisting the litigant to prepare their own case. I am always happy to discuss a case on an informal basis to decide whether it is suitable for public access.

When instructed as a direct access barrister I am unable to conduct legal aid work. If you are interested in instructing me in a legal aid case you should ask your solicitor to contact 020 8144 2212 or enquiries@brudenellchambers.com to ascertain my availability. In larger and more complex cases with multiple hearings where Solicitors might prefer to instruct Nick with the support of a leading set of chambers they should contact 4 King’s Bench Walk on 020 7822 7000 or clerks@4kbw.co.uk.