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AUG
02

Another shotgun certificate case success for Lewis Nedas Law and Laura Saunsbury

shotgun certificateA renowned breeder of Dexter cows had her shotgun certificate removed from her by the Police after they were alerted to concerns by a member of the public, who overreacted to remarks made by the farmer and her husband in a telephone conversation. The two day hearing of our client’s appeal was scheduled to take place at Reading Crown Court last month. However, after lengthy and skilful negotiations by our in-house firearms law expert Laura Saunsbury, the police eventually agreed to settle the appeal and reinstate the farmer's shotgun certificate voluntarily.

Our client’s daughter wrote to express her appreciation to Laura and her assistant Gary Smith for helping to resolve the situation for her mother; 

“I know she is very thankful to have had both of you on her team. I know that you both put a lot of time and effort into the whole case and I understand that you get paid to do so but both of your patience with mother has been most appreciated by us all.”

  

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JUL
05

Another Successful Outcome in a Firearms Appeal for Lewis Nedas Law client and Laura Saunsbury

firearmsThe reputation of our firearms law specialist  Laura Saunsbury for success in firearms licensing appeals continues to spread, as demonstrated by the fact that she increasingly receives instructions from clients not only across the south-east but from all over England & Wales. Her current caseload includes firearms appeals to Crown Courts in locations as diverse as Bristol, Oxford, Lewes, Hull and York.

Laura has considerable success in resolving cases early without the need for a contested appeal hearing. Earlier this month in one such case, North Yorkshire Police were persuaded to reconsider their refusal to grant her client a shotgun certificate after reviewing the strong bundle of evidence she compiled in support of his appeal and the accompanying representations she made on his behalf. In that case our client had this to say about Laura’s handling of the case:

"Laura provided me with the concise expertise and specialist knowledge required in my appeal against the refusal of a shotgun certificate. Her approach was detailed and professional whilst being extremely empathetic and approachable. She understood my situation immediately and assisted me in obtaining the correct character references required and the presentation of evidence. The case was dropped and my certificate issued following expert intervention from Laura"

Laura is happy to provide the personal approach of a face to face meeting for more anxious clients or in more complex appeals where the case requires it. However, her experience in this field is such that she is adept at getting to grips with the key issues in the case and obtaining the relevant information from her clients without the need to physically meet them in every case. Discussions can be held via telephone, email, and video conferencing where required. Distance should therefore not be a bar to seeking Laura’s expert help in connection with firearms licensing matters. If you are a member of one of the national shooting organisations you may have legal expenses insurance which would cover your legal costs in a firearm licensing appeal.

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