Have you been accused of a serious violent offence or assault? If you are found guilty, the consequences can be life-changing. If you are facing a charge of assault then it is urgent that you contact expert solicitors to handle your case as soon as possible. Doing this can help to ensure the best possible outcome. Call Lawtons today on 0333 577 0522. 


What Lawtons can do for you

In circumstances like this, it’s crucial to contact solicitors who are experienced in defending claims of serious violence and assault. Our team of highly specialised solicitors can provide invaluable advice and support in serious violence and assault cases. We will examine your case thoroughly in order to build the most robust defence possible.

Violent crimes such as these are some of the most serious offences under UK law, and as such, sentences can be severe. At Lawtons Solicitors we have a huge amount of experience in dealing with complicated and challenging cases of this nature. Our priority is to always obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Whether you are the individual facing an allegation of serious violence or assault or are a  friend or relative of the person accused, contact us for essential legal advice. Our team of specialist solicitors will advise you and your family on the process of the case and how court proceedings will work.


What cases Lawtons can represent

At Lawtons, our skilled and meticulous legal team can support you in a wide range of cases relating to serious violence and assault. These include:


  1. Murder & Manslaughter
  2. Common Assault
  3. Domestic Violence
  4. ABH & GBH
  5. Abduction & Kidnapping
  6. London Knife Crime 

All cases are unique. If you need expert legal advice on your individual case, contact us to see how we can help you achieve the best outcome.


Case studies: successfully defending our clients

Not Guilty Verdict on ABH – Self-defence – June 2018

ABH cases dropped after brawl in Camden Assembly Rooms, London – March 2018

Not guilty of assault – expert evidence called by Lawtons – October 2017




What’s the difference between common assault, ABH and GBH?

Of the three types of these non-fatal assault, grievous bodily harm is the most serious. The difference between GBH, actual bodily harm (ABH) and common assault tends to be determined by the severity of the injuries and the level of intent behind it.


Can you go to prison for common assault?

The maximum sentence for common assault is six months’ imprisonment. Depending on the severity of the assault and the circumstances, a first offencemay not result in a prison sentence.


Is the sentence for murder always imprisonment?

Yes. If a defendant is found guilty of murder, then mandatory life imprisonment is the obligatory sentence. The judge will set a minimum amount of time in prison before the person can be released.