Our assault solicitors are focused on your case being dismissed wherever possible before it reaches trial

With the right approach we can get the result you want. This can mean being aggressive, or sometimes even diplomatic on your behalf, but always being ready to cut through the prosecution case in court.

72% of our clients win their cases

Our criminal solicitors fight to win our clients’ cases and the proof is our results. Where a client doesn’t admit the allegation we win at trial or get the case dropped beforehand in 72% of cases.*

We listen carefully

We listen to you and treat your situation as if we were in your shoes. We don’t hire staff unless they have this mindset. Every case is supervised by one of the firm’s directors.

We investigate thoroughly

We do our own thorough investigation and find the best way to present your case to the police, to the prosecutor, or finally to the jury. This means phone, letters, and aggressive advocacy on your behalf at every stage.

Our criminal solicitors never give up

We never give up, and we fight until we get the result. That can mean early mornings, late nights, and commitment to go the extra mile.

It is a mistake to assume that all criminal lawyers provide a similar service. Having a top law firm with a really good win rate on your side can make the difference between winning and losing. Don’t take the risk.

* 71% of clients’ cases resulted case being discontinued at investigation or court stage, or not guilty verdict after trial. Data from all criminal clients between  02.2017 and 08.2019 - excludes cases where the client admitted the offence and chose to plead guilty.

Being accused of even a minor assault can have serious consequences. Your career or in some cases your liberty may be at risk. Learn more about assault convictions below.

GBH (s.18 and s.20)

This means inflicting ‘really serious harm’. It ranges in seriousness from a broken nose to putting someone in a coma. For section 18 GBH the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. Typical sentences for GBH offences range from high level community orders to up to around 5 years in prison.

ABH (s.47)

This means actual bodily harm. It is assaulting someone and inflicting a low to medium level injury such as bruising or a cut. The maximum sentence is 5 years. Typical sentences range from a community order to 2 years in prison.

Common assault (s.39)

This means assaulting someone but not necessarily causing any injury. It is usually a slap or a punch with no injury. The maximum sentence is 6 months imprisonment. Typical sentences range from a fine to a community order where the person has no previous convictions.

Free Case Review - what do I get and how does it work?

Free time with a lawyer

You get dedicated time with one of our specialist criminal solicitors on the phone or in person, with no obligation, for free.

Non-judgmental listening

When we’re talking with you, we promise to be always non-judgmental and sensitive to what you’re going through.

Expert opinion

Our criminal solicitors start by asking you questions so we can understand what’s going on, and we listen carefully to what you tell us.

Then we will be able to give you a clear and straightforward explanation of:
  • What the law says What the possible or likely outcomes are

  • What steps you take to improve the situation

  • What we would charge to help, or if legal aid is a good option

How long will my free case review last?

Less serious cases

In some cases which are less serious or complex, it may be ten or twenty minutes on the phone.

Serious cases

In more serious or difficult situations we may need an hour or two in person to go through things with you properly.

Unable to help

If it’s obvious straight away that we wouldn’t be able to help, we’ll tell you straight away and point you in the right direction to find lawyers who can help.

Advantages of calling us today:

  • Our reviews show that we care and fight for our clients.

  • Our defence team traces all the witnesses who could help your case, and we are proactive all the way

  • Our assault solicitors don’t take no for an answer, before and if necessary during the trial

  • You get access to the best advocates in the country, giving you the best possible chance if the case reaches trial

  • Where there is CCTV or other evidence that could prove self defence or that an allegation is false, we chase it down

  • Our assault solicitors are never afraid of challenging the police if they are lying


Our criminal solicitors accept clients throughout England and Wales in our offices around the country

If it’s a case we can take on, we’ll defend you at any police station or court in England or Wales. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Salford, and we’re happy to have a consultation with you on the phone or in person.

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