Violent Offence

Last year we represented a boy of fifteen charged, alongside his father, with a grievous bodily harm offence. The allegation was that they had stabbed a man and if convicted, the boy would have been sent into youth detention. It was a pivotal moment in the life of a popular child who showed academic promise. His acquittal allowed him to continue with his studies and lead a normal life.

Violent offences vary in their gravity but they are all important to the clients who face them. At Old Bailey Solicitors we keep in mind what it would be like to have a close friend or relative prosecuted in these circumstances. Whatever the offence we understand the stress criminal proceedings can bring and we aim to prepare both the cases and our clients thoroughly before the case comes to court.

Of course, you will need advice on the charge, the strength of evidence and your plea but we like to provide a more comprehensive service. You can expect a case plan, setting out the issues in your case and the tasks we will undertake to ensure the case is expertly prepared. We will discuss your choice of advocate with you and involve you in decisions about experts, defence witnesses and trial tactics. Where appropriate we can undertake internet searches relating to key witnesses, instruct private detectives or challenge prosecution evidence.

Here are some examples of our recent work:

  • R v P

    A murder case with a defendant affected by a “legal high”

    David Osborne

  • R v P

    Murder case following a death two years after the initial attack.

    David Osborne

  • R v R

    A campaign of violence and sexual offending in a domestic setting. Acquitted on all charges.

    David Osborne

  • R v S

    Fifteen year old accused of a serious stabbing. Acquitted.

    David Osborne

  • R v B

    Near-fatal stabbing in which the victim underwent amputation of all four limbs.

    David Osborne

  • R v L

    Attempted murder in a domestic setting.

    David Osborne

  • R v Q

    Murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v M

    Murder: Multi-defendant murder in a house used by vagrants.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v A

    Attempted grievous bodily harm involving the use of a car as a weapon.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v J

    Murder appeal – baby shaking case.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v R

    GBH – Glassing: custody avoided.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v M

    Conspiracy to commit violent disorder.

    Rod Hayler

  • R v W

    Gross negligence manslaughter

    Rod Hayler

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