Firearms Licensing & Regulation - The Works

Firearms Licensing & Regulation - The Works


3 Dec 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
3 hours
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Presented by specialist practitioners, this virtual classroom seminar will provide you with a valuable insight into firearms licensing, including conducting appeals against refusal and revocation of firearm and shotgun certificates.

The classification of firearms and ammunition will also be covered to ensure that the correct certificates and authorisations are applied for, together with police licensing powers and firearms law relating to landowners. The new statutory guidance on assessing the suitability of certificate holders and applicants, implemented by the Home Office in the wake of the Plymouth shootings in 2021, will be considered.

There will be useful practical advice to give to your clients from advising those who are facing firearms charges to those clients having to deal with growing delays in renewals or temporary seizure of their guns while their certificate is reviewed.

The session is aimed at practitioners whose clients shoot or own land on which shooting takes place and those who advise on behalf of shooting organisations together with police firearms licensing managers and enquiry officers.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • A Reminder of the Basic Scheme
    • Classification of firearms and ammunition
    • Regulatory firearm offences and penalties
    • Imitation firearms & realistic imitation firearms
    • 'Antique' firearms, the new legal framework and requirement for licensing
    • Deactivated weapons, and the requirement to register ownership
    • Prohibited persons
  • The Licensing Process
    • Police licensing powers
    • The tests to be applied, firearm and shotgun certificates
    • Application, the new online process and additional requirements
    • Grant and continuing licensing
    • The position of the landowner, rights to shoot over land, 'occupier' for these purposes
    • 'Approval' of land for shooting
  • Practical Proactive Advice for Clients
    • Is a licence required at all?
    • Preserving the licence, increased scrutiny of certificate holders
    • Automatic extension of certificates for early renewals
    • Disclosure of mental illness
    • Is there scope to negotiate or appeal?
    • What to do with a deceased person's firearms
    • Security of firearms

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.