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Laura Saunsbury profiled in the leading CPSA shooting magazine, Pull!

cpsaLaura Saunsbury, who heads our specialist firearms law department, has been profiled in the April 2017 edition of Pull!, the magazine for members of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, which is distributed each month to its 24,000 members. In the article Laura talks about her work as the Honorary Solicitor to the CPSA and what led her to specialise in firearms law. To read the article in full, click here.



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Another firearms appeal successfully resolved for Lewis Nedas client and Laura Saunsbury

firearmsOur in house expert in firearms licensing appeals, Laura Saunsbury, successfully negotiated a settlement of yet another appeal last month. Our client, an experienced shooter who had held his firearm and shotgun certificates for many years, sought Laura's help when his certificates were revoked in October 2015 following his arrest over a parking dispute.

In spite of our client being cleared of any wrongdoing in this and a number of other alleged incidents in the past, for a long time the Police continued to contest our client's appeal. The case had been scheduled for a 3 day hearing at Lewes Crown Court in mid October 2016. However, after two preliminary hearings and persistent pressure from Laura on the police to reveal further information about the background to the various allegations and the character of the complainants, the police eventually reconsidered their objections and agreed nearly a year later in September 2016 to reinstate both of our client's certificates. 

Our client was a member of two national shooting organisations, the CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association) and the NRA (National Rifle Association), and was fortunate to have legal expenses insurance through both organisations which between them funded his legal costs. In writing to both organisations to express his appreciation our client made the following comments;  

“I would like to express my absolute satisfaction with my solicitor Laura Saunsbury and the barristers Nick Doherty and Helen Dobby.

Throughout the case I received brilliant and excellent client care from Laura Saunsbury and very impressed with Laura's attention to even the smallest details in my case. Laura with no doubt at all is the top solicitor in firearms matters in the country.

I firmly believe it should be appreciated that Laura Saunsbury is a valuable and irreplaceable asset to the future of our sport.”


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Read Laura Saunsbury's Latest Article in the CPSA Magazine, "Pull"

Doctor and gun xrayRead Laura Saunsbury's latest article in the CPSA Magazine "Pull".


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CPSA Members Now Have Legal Expenses Insurance to Cover Shotgun Certificate Revocation

cpsaOn 1 April 2014 the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association extended its insurance for members to include legal expenses in the event of the Police revoking or refusing to renew their shotgun certificate. Our firearms law legal expert Laura Saunsbury has been the CPSA Honorary Solicitor since 2009 and has found that, as the Police have taken an increasingly rigorous approach to firearms licensing in recent years, there have been growing numbers of shotgun and firearm certificate holders in need of specialist advice and representation.

Laura was closely involved in the CPSA’s introduction and development of the legal expenses policy for its members.

For an overview of the insurance scheme, click here to read Laura's latest article in the CPSA members’ magazine, Pull!, or find further information on the CPSA’s website.

The Police are well aware that some individuals may be discouraged from pursuing a perfectly valid appeal to the Crown Court purely because of the costs involved. This legal expenses insurance, and a very similar policy introduced by BASC recently for its members, are therefore a very welcome development in protecting the rights of law abiding shooters. These policies will enable Laura Saunsbury and Lewis Nedas to assist more certificate holders than ever before.

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