Murder & Manslaughter

The main difference between murder and manslaughter is that a person must intend to kill or cause GBH in order to be guilty of murder. It is this intention, known as the “mens rea”, which creates complexity in this area of law.

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Actual Bodily Harm & Grievous Bodily Harm

Depending on the seriousness of the harm sustained by a victim, a person may face a charge of Causing Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) or Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH). Often the critical factor in these cases lies in the harm or foreseen or the need for self-defence.

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Common Assault

Common Assault does not require any actual physical contact to lead to a conviction, therefore it is important to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you are faced with an allegation of Common Assault.

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Kidnapping

The law of Kidnapping is quite complex and sentences can vary depending on the use of force or fraud up to a number of years’ imprisonment.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence encompasses a number of offences of violence or damage where the offence has occurred between two people who are or have been in a relationship, or are part of the same family.

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