“They are phenomenally impressive. If I were in need of a criminal solicitor, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
BCL’s lawyers are highly experienced in representing individuals facing all types of violent offence allegations, from minor public order to causing grievous bodily harm with intent. We provide effective legal representation to those clients alleged to have committed acts of violence in public or private settings, and promptly identify and advise in respect of the strength of the evidence and any applicable defences, such as self-defence.
Violent offences often have other significant factors involved (before, at the time and/or following the alleged incident), which will need to be considered and explored by our legal experts. For example, the degree of force, the level of alcohol/drug consumption, the psychological wellbeing of the parties and the impact on family/employment.
Our legal professionals have connections with a range of associated experts when dealing with offences of violence, where skilled knowledge is needed to identify and/or address certain evidence in the case, including CCTV enhancement and causation of injuries.
Once instructed during the investigation or the court proceedings, our lawyers will assess the evidential and public interest tests, as set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors, and where appropriate, make representations to the relevant body concerning the alleged incident(s) of violence, with a view to reaching a positive outcome for each and every client.
At BCL we appreciate that case strategy and taking the appropriate action at the right time are crucial for our clients when dealing with allegations of violence in order to achieve success.
Our experts can help you with a wide range of violent offences, such as:
- Common assault
- Assault with intent to resist or prevent arrest
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
- Assaults on constables and emergency workers
- Wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm
- Wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intent
- Ill-treatment or neglect of children or mental patients or persons who lack capacity
- Causing or allowing a child or vulnerable adult to suffer serious physical harm
- Controlling or coercive behaviour
- Harassment, including putting people in fear of violence
- Stalking, including fear of violence or serious alarm or distress
- Public order, including fear or provocation of violence, affray and violent disorder