Lawtons Solicitors has a great deal of experience in supporting domestic assault cases, not only from the legal perspective, but also ensuring peace of mind at what we understand to be a very difficult time.

Whether you are male or female, we realise the facts surrounding such a case can be complicated and highly emotional. We are able to work with you to put together the best possible defence.


Domestic Assault & The Law

Domestic assault, together with domestic violence, is one of the Government’s top priorities. Many high-profile campaigns have been designed out of public interest to raise awareness of the issue. Included in these campaigns has been police response to this sensitive area of law.

Every domestic assault case will be treated individually, taking into account the full context of the assault charge, and the physical and emotional factors which are alleged. Other facts surrounding the case will also be assessed, which may include, for example, mental illness or influences of alcohol and medication, and any relevant domestic circumstances, including the presence of or impact on children.

Any sentencing is aimed to act as a deterrent from repeating offences and any suggestion that the individual convicted may continue to cause fear, alarm or distress. Sentencing will take into account a range of options depending on the nature of the offence and what the parties involved in the case would like to happen in the longer term. Good representation at the point of sentencing is vital and can make all the difference, especially when there may be particular factors which led to the offence being committed in the first place.


Accused of Domestic Assault?

Domestic assault is a very complicated area of law, which can evoke emotional distress for everyone involved.

For this reason it is integral to seek the guidance of a specialist lawyer, who not only understands the law but also knows how to offer the necessary support at every stage of legal proceedings. There are specially trained prosecutors and courts assigned to dealing with domestic violence cases; if you are accused of such an offence, you need a specialist defence lawyer to defend your case and act only in your best interests.


Contact Us

For more information on the laws and sentencing surrounding domestic assault, or to discuss in full confidence a specific case, please call 0333 202 0972 or email


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