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.
29-30 September 2019 - SIKA Show, Taupo
I have been instructed by COLFO to attend this years SIKA show and answer questions on upcoming court action and the new Arms Amendment Act, Regulations and Arms Bill.
September 2019 - I am challenging the refusal to issue a 'P' endorsement for a collector who wished to retain possession of their now prohibited firearm. The challenge is based around the interpretation of what is or is not a bona fide collector.
August 2019 - Auckland Shooting Club
I am assisting the club regarding the recognition and certification of their ranges.
August 2019 - I have been instructed by COLFO to undertake a review and opinion of the new Arms Regulations and Arms Bill.
July 2019 - Wellington District Court
Drafting and filing a section 106 appeal for criminal charges of Unlawful Possession of MSSAs.
July 2019 - Nelson District Court
Defending criminal charges against a licenced firearms dealer. A Judge alone trial.
July 2019 - Pistol New Zealand
Legal opinion work for Pistol New Zealand.
May 2019 - Successful appeal - Auckland District Court - Mackenzie v The Commissioner of Police
An appeal against a refusal to issue a firearms licence. The decision by the police was overturned by Judge Harrison. Read the full decision.