Specialist Firearms Lawyer
Whatever your problem in regards to your interest in firearms, I can assist you with it. Firearms ownership is not only a lifelong interest for many but a hobby, a connection with the outdoors, a social interaction with friends, family and associates through pistol clubs, rifle clubs, and hunting, and often a livelihood for dealers, importers and gunsmiths.
The revocation of a firearms licence and the removal of someones firearms can have a far reaching impact on their life. A criminal conviction for firearms can have a devastating effect on overseas travel and future career prospects.
I can assist with all matters from the initial contact with the police or customs, right the way through to dealing with any licencing issues, firearm returns, court hearings and appeals. I already have an in-depth knowledge of firearm identification, classification, operation, and licencing requirements. This means you do not need to explain the basics to me.
I am a criminal barrister and for the last 20 years I have dealt with the police on a daily basis throughout New Zealand. I have a reputation for fair dealing and practical negotiation to provide the best possible outcome for you.
June 2018 - Police v A & K - Hamilton District Court - six charges relating to unlawful hunting, trespass and theft of deer. After a two-day Judge alone trial, all charges were dismissed in a reserved judgment by Judge Menzies.
View decision of Judge Menzies
February 2018 - Police v G - District Court - Unlawful possession of a pistol. G was assaulted by her partner, who left, threatening to return and kill her. G noticed a knife missing from the kitchen and called police. While waiting for police, G, who is a pistol shooter, armed herself with her Glock 17. Police arrived and G gave them the pistol. Self defence is the primary issue for the court to establish.
27 November 2017 - "Stuff" article about police shootings
I was contacted by Fairfax Media to make comment concerning the number of fatal police shootings occurring at a disproportionate rate in relation to our population.
View article here
30 September - 1 October 2017 - The Sika Show, Great Lakes Event Centre, Taupo
I have been instructed by COLFO to attend the show from
10 - 1 pm on both days to speak to and answer questions from the firearms community regarding current court actions and issues in relations to firearms law in New Zealand.
26 September 2017 - I now have 5 active cases filed against the Commissioner of Police, ranging from appeals against the revocation of firearms licences, to issues of interpretation of the law in regards to the return of seized firearms and the importation of firearms for licenced dealers stock in trade.
28 July 2017 - Newstalk ZB interview regarding the recent farm shooting in Northland of three people by an unlicenced person. Listen below.