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Lachlan Nisbet

Lachlan Nisbet

Partner, Head of Regulatory & Professional Conduct

0151 600 3444
07955 200 607

Lachlan leads our regulatory and professional conduct team.

He regularly handles regulatory cases concerning health and safety, public and administrative, criminal and disciplinary law, along with regulatory compliance, white collar crime and trading standards matters.

He is acknowledged as the UK’s leading firearms and field sport lawyer advising individuals and a range of businesses and organisations in this area. He is the Legal Advisor to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

Lachlan acts for regulated professionals, sports personalities and other prominent individuals as well as private companies and public bodies.

Lachlan served as the Solicitor to the Anthony Grainger Public Inquiry, and was instructed in the Baha Mousa and Al-Sweady Public Inquiries. He continues to represent senior individuals designated as Core Participants to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Lachlan is a solicitor-advocate and is security cleared for government work. He also has extensive experience in prosecuting for public bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and other private prosecutors.

He is classed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by The Legal 500 which describes Lachlan as an “excellent communicator” who “leaves no stone unturned, possesses a strong tactical awareness and prepares extensively for each case”.

Lachlan is described as "excellent" in Chambers & Partners and ranked in Band 1 for Crime and Band 3 for licensing.

Lachlan’s clients include the Antares Managing Agency Ltd and Peel Ports Group. He is the Chair of the board of Trustees of the Petty Pool Trust and is a trustee for the Brabners Foundation as well as chairing the firms Charity Committee.

Lachlan joined us in 2013 and works across our Liverpool, Manchester and Preston offices.

Lachlan Nisbet is an astute lawyer with a calm head and an eye for detail. Excellent with the client, giving clear advice and setting realistic expectations. Great all-rounder and very easy to get along with.

Client feedback, The Legal 500

Lachlan provides clear, coherent and incisive legal advice... and goes the extra mile in exploring all possible avenues to ensure favourable outcomes. It is our pleasure to recommend Lachlan and his team — they are simply the best.

Client feedback

Lachlan Nisbet recently assisted us on an extremely sensitive case. From the word 'go', we knew we had the right man for the job. Lachlan clearly knows his profession inside-out and reacted extremely quickly in the case. Thanks to his common sense approach and vast understanding of consumer law, we received the best possible outcome achievable. Thanks again, Lachlan.

1 North Limited

[Lachlan Nisbet] is an excellent communicator [who] leaves no stone unturned, possesses a strong tactical awareness and prepares extensively for each case.

The Legal 500

Purely as a result of an accident completely unrelated to me, I discovered first-hand how easy it is to get dragged into a police investigation — your home searched and property seized, very serious criminal allegations levelled and your certificates revoked. On the basis of a recommendation, I instructed Lachlan Nisbet of Brabners. It was clear to me from very early on that I had instructed the best in the field. The criminal allegations were dealt with quickly and Lachlan built and presented a case to the police which saw to the speedy return of my certificates and guns without the need for a costly appeal hearing. I couldn’t recommend Lachlan and his team more highly.

Firearms client

In terms of firearms licensing, no-one else comes close to Brabners in England and Wales — they are the go-to firm and have been for years.

The Legal 500, 2024

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