New Sentencing Guidelines for Firearms

04 January 2021

Chambers welcomes the Sentencing Council’s publication of eight new guidelines for sentencing offenders convicted of firearms offences ranging from the unlawful possession of weapons to manufacturing illegal guns.

The new guidelines came into effect on 1 January 2021. This is the first time that such comprehensive guidelines have been published. It is hoped that the SCGs will simplify the sentencing regime, as such offences can be often be serious and complex.

9 Bedford Row is  a leading set for firearms matters, both criminal and licensing, and appear nationally throughout England and Wales; we are recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for our expertise in this niche, complicated and often technical area of law.

Please find the new SCGs here.