Assault & Battery Defence Solicitors

Have you been charged with Assault & Battery offences? Our professional Battery & Assault solicitors can help!

The difference between Assault & Battery

In English law, there is a distinction between Battery & Assault, which means you can be charged for either one depending on the circumstances.


This occurs if the defendant intentionally or recklessly causes another person to fear or apprehend immediate and unlawful violence. It is the causing of the fear of violence which is the assault, even if no violence is used. This is a very wide definition and can include an offence committed by words alone. This was illustrated in one appeal court case where a man's conviction was upheld after he had repeatedly made silent phone calls to a number of women. It illustrates the point that, even without violence being used, the causing of the immediate fear or apprehension of violence amounted to a common assault.


This is committed if a person intentionally or recklessly on applies unlawful force to another person. Once again this is a very wide definition and does not have to result in injury. People are regularly convicted of common assault for spitting on another person. There is no injury but it amounts to a common assault by beating.In order to be guilty of assault or battery, a person must either have to intend that physical force is used for fear, or being reckless as to whether either occurs.

Assault & Battery Solicitors

Unlike many other law firms you will only ever be dealt with by a senior solicitor. Both Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman have been qualified as solicitors for over 20 years and have handled numerous assault & battery cases.

Rob Bimpson

Rob Bimpson is highly knowledgeable and experienced in defending a vast amount of criminal prosecutions. He has often represented clients being prosecuted for offences of assault and violence. He cares passionately about the interest of his clients and is regarded as a very persuasive Court advocate.

Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman has always been highly regarded across his profession with unprecedented knowledge and experience in all aspects of criminal law. He has a keen attention to detail and is a fine and established Court advocate.

Why choose our Assault & Battery Solicitors?

Our Physical Assault solicitors have established a working relationship with some of the finest barristers in the country. Should any proceedings require representation by a barrister you can rest assured that only those barristers that we feel will give you the very best assistance will be incorporated into the legal team.

At Professional Defence Lawyers you will only be advised by a solicitor with at least 20 years experience. At court you will be represented by the by a solicitor or barrister of the appropriate level of experience and knowledge.

Fixed Agreed Fees

Our fee structure will be discussed with you at the very outset of your case. In almost all cases the cost of your advice and representation will be agreed at a fixed amount so you know exactly what the cost of our services will be. When a fee has been agreed, it is fixed and will not change.

Contact Professional Defence Lawyers Today

We are expert solicitors acting for the defence in proceedings for fraud. We have been practicing in this field for over 20 years now, so please don’t hesitate to contact us free on 0800 634 7022 today.

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About Professional Defence Lawyers

Rob BimpsonProfessional Defence Lawyers is a dedicated defence firm of specialist Lawyers headed by Rob Bimpson and Tim Chapman. Both are Solicitors who have been qualified for over 20 years.

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