Has your licence been cancelled under section 49 of the Firearms Act 1996?
If so, section 51 states you must receive notice of your cancellation, while section 52 states that the cancellation comes into effect when you receive notice.
Section 51 Notice of Chief Commissioner’s decision
The Chief Commissioner must notify the holder of the licence as to whether or not he or she has decided to cancel the licence under section 49(1), other than paragraph (fa), and must set out the reasons for that decision in the notice.
(1A) If the Chief Commissioner has cancelled a general category handgun licence under section 49(1)(fa), (2) or (3), the Chief Commissioner must so notify the holder.
(2) A notice under subsection (1) or (1A) may be served on the licence holder either personally or by post.
Section 52 Coming into effect of cancellation
Cancellation of a licence under this Part by the Chief Commissioner has effect from the time at which notice of the cancellation is served on the licence holder.
What to do next?
If you feel your licence was unfairly cancelled under section 49 you should contact an experienced criminal lawyer to explore avenues for having your licence reinstated. Call our office today.