There are strict rules set in place regarding fireworks laws. For category 2 and 3 fireworks, you must be over 18 years of age and must not set them off between 11pm and 7am unless you have a license to do so. For category 4 fireworks, you can only use them if you are a firework professional. The same time restrictions apply to category 4, you cannot set them off between 11pm and 7am unless you have a license to do so, or it is a special occasion where you are given permission such as Bonfire Night or New Years Eve. Furthermore, you can only buy fireworks for private use from certified sellers on the following dates:
- 15 October to 10 November;
- 26 to 31 December; and
- 3 days before Diwali and Chinese New Year.
Those who sell or use fireworks illegally can be fined up to £5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 6 months. It is also possible that you will be fined £90 on the spot.
If you, or someone you know, is seeking advice on firework law, please get in contact with our specialist team of solicitors. We understand that every case is different and look forward to hearing all the details of your case. We will answer any enquires that you may have and advise you accordingly.
Recent changes to Legal Aid have meant that funding is now very limited for criminal cases, we do not feel that it is possible to represent clients to the standard that we would think is necessary and therefore, we do not therefore offer Legal Aid.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.