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Specialist Firearms Lawyers

We help you to navigate the complexities of firearms law.

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Our free-to-use firearms law helpline (0151 600 3420) provides fast access to advice when you need it most.

As the UK’s foremost specialist lawyers in the area of shooting and field-sports law, we’ve handled thousands of appeal cases and criminal matters concerning firearms. 

Our experience and track record are second-to-none. We're recognised by The Legal 500 as “the go-to firm” for firearms licensing, which adds that “no-one else comes close”.

Our firearms team is led by Lachlan Nisbet — a “Leading Individual” in firearms and field-sports law and the England and Wales Legal Adviser to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

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Our expertise

We act for a wide range of clients, including registered firearms dealers, shooting clubs and other firearms-related businesses, in addition to individual certificate holders.

Excellent links with police forces across England and Wales enable us to negotiate effectively on behalf of our clients. We also provide immediate access to the best expert witnesses covering psychiatry, ballistics, security and antiquity.

We work with organisations that offer legal expenses insurance (both independently and as part of their membership) and we’re experienced in representing individuals who are funded under insurance arrangements.

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

Our services & experience


Meet the team

Lachlan Nisbet

Lachlan Nisbet

Partner, Head of Regulatory & Professional Conduct

Charlotte Mc Rae

Charlotte McRae

Senior Associate

Hannah Hobson

Hannah Hobson


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

Brabners was thorough, fair and transparent in fighting our case. For that, we will always be grateful. You were able to save my reputation, which means a lot. You dealt with us in a professional way and showed patience and understanding, especially when I showed my frustration at times. This was a difficult time for us as a family, a situation I never thought we would be in.

Firearms client

I am writing to give my thanks and praise for your hard work in ensuring that the Metropolitan Police’s decision to revoke my shotgun certificate was overturned. I cannot thank you enough for the legal assistance and advice that you gave me. I could not recommend Brabners more highly and would definitely return to use your services.

Firearms client

My family and I would wholeheartedly recommend Brabners, their professionalism, diligence and caring attitude they showed in dealing with my case. From the first day I contacted Brabners, they gave me the confidence that I would get the closure we wanted. I would happily recommend their services without doubt.

Firearms client

I am more than satisfied with how you have dealt with my case and I will not hesitate to recommend Brabners to any of my family or friends who may be in need of your services.

Firearms client

We are highly impressed with the way you have dealt with this. My husband will now join BASC and we will certainly be recommending BASC to all our shooting colleagues.

Firearms client

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