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Serious Violence

Lloyds PR Solicitors have invaluable expertise in representing those accused of serious violent crimes such as s.18 and s.20 Grievous Bodily Harm, Actual Bodily Harm, Common Assault, Affray and Kidnap.

Grievous Bodily Harm refers to injuries that are more serious than others.  Broken limbs, fractured skulls and, in extreme circumstances, psychiatric conditions are all examples of injuries that will result in charge for GBH.

S.18 Offences Against the Person Act 1861 

A person may be charged GBH if they intentionally cause an injury of the seriousness described above. 

S.20 Offences Against the Person Act 

A person may be charged with GBH if they cause the injuries described above even if they do not intend to bring about that level of harm.

Actual bodily harm is less serious that grievous bodily harm and usually is a result of an assault or battery. 

A person can be charged with ABH if there is evidence to show that any unlawful force was used even if this only results in scratches or bruises. 

We are regularly instructed to defend cases involving GBH and ABH.

Domestic violence includes violence committed by someone in the domestic circle, such as partners, ex-partners, relatives and family friends. These allegations can include: 


Sexual allegations 

Emotional abuse 


We understand that it very stressful to be accused of domestic violence and it can put strain on your familial relations. We aim to deal with this as sensitively as possible. 

Lloyds PR Solicitors can deal with these accusations, no matter how early in the proceedings the case is.