Countryside Law

Generally speaking

The GWCT shows how research and advice interacts to deliver conservation policy. Here Mike Swan, the GWCT’s head of education, explains the trust’s involvement with General Licences The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s research has shown the effect of predatory

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Domestic strife

David Barrington Barnes does not flinch when investigating the inner sanctum – neither should licensing managers, he says All reasonable people will accept that firearms licensing is, or should be, about keeping the public safe from those who possess firearms

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Working relations

The working relationship between a gamekeeper and employer is more regulated than ever, but David Barrington Barnes says it can be to the keeper’s benefit. A longstanding gamekeeper friend of mine does not always want to admit to being a

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Evidence of unfitness

David Barrington Barnes looks at new guidance to police on firearms and shotgun certificates that deal with understanding what makes a person unfit to hold firearms. Readers may or may not be aware that the police bible in firearms law

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Public place shooting offences

David Barrington Barnes gives advice on the everyday handling of firearms, and avoiding getting into situations that fall under criminal law Our community of firearms and shotgun certificate holders is a law abiding one. Most of its members are of

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Concerning a certificate

Legal consultant David Barrington Barnes looks at common confusions, misdemeanours and errors regarding firearms certificates that could result in losing it As 75 per cent of our Shooting Law’s legal consultancy relates to firearms and shotgun certificate issues, our preoccupation

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Dispatch best practice

Deer is the journal of the British Deer Society. In the 2013 summer edition there is an excellent article on page 33 called ‘Good, Better, Best’ by John Thornley, the author of ‘Fair Game’ and ‘Deer Law & Liabilities’. In

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Counting the Legal Cost

I intend to use my article this issue to highlight the unfair position of the appellant in Firearms Act appeals. This may be you one day, so it’s an important topic to be aware of. In several sets of circumstances the

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Duties and Documents

David Barrington Barnes says when it comes down to it, having your risk management paperwork and strategies in place is vitally important

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Gamekeepers and the law: part two

Brush up on the legal parameters of gamekeeping, advised David Barrington Barnes, especially as it isn’t getting any simpler

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