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NOV
15

Militaria collector spared jail in another success for Lewis Nedas client and firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury

ammunition 1In another success for firearms law specialist Laura Saunsbury and LNL, one of the country's most well known militaria collectors was spared from a jail sentence after pleading guilty to possession of a small quantity of live ammunition.

A two year ordeal which began in September 2014 finally came to an end in late September 2016 when Judge Carroll in sentencing our client at St Albans Crown Court stated "there is nothing wrong with your hobby... I accept you had no criminal intent". The case attracted considerable media attention, particularly at the time of our client's arrest and was later profiled on an episode of the BBC Countryfile programme.

A fireman with a keen interest in military history, our client admitted possession of a small quantity of live ammunition but was cleared of the majority of the charges.

Laura's careful preparation of the case, which included working closely with the leading independent expert witnesses on firearms and explosives, David Dyson and Stephen Aldred, was key to the successful outcome. In court our client was most ably represented by the specialist firearms barrister Nick Doherty who persuaded Judge Caroll that even a suspended prison sentence was not necessary and to limit our client's punishment to unpaid community work.

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