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Mr. A was accused of grievous bodily harm when the complainant alleged that Mr. A attacked him during a conversation. However, our empathetic and determined legal team combed through the details and discovered that Mr. A was merely defending himself, and that the complainant had attacked him first. Fearful for his safety, Mr. A attempted to protect himself and ran at the first opportunity, rather than cause more damage. After revealing this during the trial, the jury acquitted him immediately, and our solicitors secured his reputation.

Mr. A had pulled over into a car park to answer a phone call from his partner; thinking the phone call was urgent, he pulled over to pay attention to the call, rather than be distracted and drive rashly. The complainant, Mr. J immediately approached him and informed him that the gates were about to close, and that he had to leave immediately. Mr. A climbed back into his car, but found that the exit was blocked by the gate – Mr. J approached his car again and an altercation ensued. Mr. A found himself being placed under arrest for charges of grievous bodily harm, and was taken into custody.  

Fearful for his future and determined to share his side of the story, he contacted us to represent him, especially after being accused of grievous bodily harm. Our team of assault solicitors immediately sprang into action, determined to reveal the bigger picture and uncover the truth of the matter. After meticulously analysing all evidence sent by the police and the prosecution related to the grievous bodily harm accusation, our assault solicitors conducted their own thorough legal investigation. Our defence team worked with forensic experts to closely analyse the CCTV footage of the parking lot, observing that the complainant had aggressively approached our client, initiating the confrontation. Furthermore, the footage suggested that our client did not start the altercation. To further understand our client’s character, our criminal defence solicitors gathered multiple character statements that highlighted his innocence, his peaceful nature, and his history of non-violence, emphasizing that he had never been involved in an incident of grievous bodily harm before and was a loving father to three children. 

Armed with the facts, our criminal defence solicitors submitted voluminous evidence to the court, proving our client’s innocence in the case of grievous bodily harm. During the trial, our counsel put forward empathetic, strategic arguments that highlighted our client’s nature, and provided proof that our client was acting in self-defence. When asked why he didn’t turn back and head to the car, our counsel successfully proved that our client was afraid of being attacked once he had turned around, and was fearful for his safety, unable to flee in time from the threat of grievous bodily harm. Faced with the truth, the jury immediately voted to acquit our client, allowing him to return to his family as a free man. 

What begins as a fight for your physical health and safety can escalate into a legal battle for your freedom, especially if accusations of grievous bodily harm are involved. If you or someone you know is facing such a situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests. 

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