All for just £27.50 Per Annum including IPT
Many Police forces have taken an increasingly rigorous approach to firearms and shotgun licensing in recent years, resulting in revocation and refusal of certificates for both game and competition shooters. With a growing number of certificate holders requiring specialist legal advice and representation, Side by Side has the UK’s leading experts in firearms law to support policyholders.
SIDE BY SIDE BENEFITS
In the event a shotgun or firearms certificate is refused, revoked or not renewed, Side by Side insurance covers up to £250,000 of legal costs including costs to defend certain criminal offences and bringing licensing appeals.
Legal expenses Cover
Legal expenses can start in a simple firearms cases at £10,000 and can escalate for more complex cases to more than £100,000. Side by Side provides you with access to the UK’s best legal professionals to give you the best possible chance of recovering your certificate.
Peace of mind
Side By Side policy holders enjoy ultimate peace of mind knowing if the police interfere unreasonably with the enjoyment of your sport, you will be in a position to defend yourself whatever your financial situation or expertise.
What does the Side by Side policy cover?
- Refusal to renew your shotgun or firearm certificate;
- Revocation of or refusal to vary your firearm certificate;
- Partial revocation of your firearm certificate;
- Revocation of your shotgun certificate;
- Imposition of conditions upon your firearms certificate and/or the refusal to vary conditions imposed on your firearm certificate.
Costs to defend an investigation and criminal legal action taken against you in relation to:
- Possession of a firearm or shotgun without a certificate;
- Breach of exemptions contained in Firearms Legislation;
- The possession of an air rifle, shotgun or firearm in circumstances alleged to be contrary to an exemption contained in Firearms Legislation.
Wide range of circumstances
Amount of cover
*Side by Side cannot cover legal expenses where action taken by police is entirely justified in light of a policyholders behaviour, and therefore, there are no reasonable grounds of a successful appeal.
For further details of the policy, including conditions and exclusions, please read the Policy Summary. You will be presented with a full policy wording during the quotation process. You should take the time to review in detail to ensure that the policy is suitable for your needs
Legal expenses cover
Cost per annum including IPT
Both of our client’s homes were searched resulting in further interviews to deal with allegations relating to ammunition and storage. The client’s weapons and ammunition were seized and the SGC’s and FAC’s revoked.
It was established that the round of ammunition recovered from the injured party could not be matched to the rifle used by our clients on the evening. Using text message and telephone data we were subsequently able to establish that our clients had in fact been shooting over a piece of land some two miles away at the time of the injury. We were also able to obtain evidence from landowners in the vicinity of regular sightings of unauthorised shooters on various parcels of land close by. Our handling of the matter saw that no criminal proceedings were taken against either of our clients and saw to the return of their certificates before an appeal hearing was necessary.
Blackmore Borley is a Lloyd’s insurance broker created by Peter Blackmore and the late Roger Borley in 1997. We continue to take pride in offering a bespoke insurance broking service of the highest quality and creating insurance products that facilitate the peace of mind of both the individual and companies. Side by Side is another example of how we have utilized an insurance product to facilitate the peace of mind our clients!
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