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.
July 2020 - Queenstown District Court
Drafting court documents to be filed challenging the police refusal to issue a P endorsement as a pest controller.
July 2020 - Filing submissions against police refusals to issue both P endorsements and permits to possess for collectors.
July 2020 - Assisting David Seymour and the ACT party with their firearms policy.
July 2020 - Te Awamutu District Court
Judge alone trial for unlawful hunting. Diversion granted and no conviction entered.
June 2020 - Auckland District Court - Moon v Commissioner of Police
Filing an appeal against a refusal to issue an import permit.
June 2020 - Wellington District Court
Judge alone trial for unlawful importation of firearms. Client was acquitted on all charges.
June 2020 - Nelson District Court
Judge alone trial for unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm. Client was acquitted on all charges.
May 2020 - Challenging police decision and assisting licenced firearms dealer with refusal of permit to import.
May 2020 - Hamilton District Court
Unlawful possession of prohibited firearms and prohibited magazines. An election of trial by jury was made.