Common Assault Lawyers Southampton

Common Assault Lawyers

Are you being charged with Assault? Our professional Common Assault Lawyers in Southampton can help.

Here at Professional Defence Lawyers our Common Assault Lawyers working with clients across Southampton and the surrounding area have over 20 years experience handling successful Common Assault cases. 

Common Assault or Section 39 Assault is an act of violence that causes minor injury which does not even have to be visible. It can also include the situation where a person is made ill through shock or depression or stress i.e. the injury can include a non-physical symptom. Sometimes the offence can be referred to as an offence of assault and battery. Charges of Common Assault can be dealt with in either the Magistrate's Court or the Crown Court.

For the best defence experienced Common Assault Lawyers are essential.


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.

Our Common Assault Lawyers Southampton

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

Rob Bimpson
Rob Bimpson is widely regarded as having extensive knowledge and experience in defending a vast amount of criminal prosecutions. He has extensive experience of representing 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 is regarded by those both in the profession and out of it as having a wide knowledge and experience of all aspects of the criminal law. He has a keen attention to detail and is a fine and established Court advocate.

Why choose our Common Assault Lawyers in Southampton?

The Full Legal Team
Our Common Assault Lawyers 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.

Our Common Assault Lawyers realise that it is our job to look after your best interests. We assure you that we will use our very best efforts on your behalf at all times.

You may currently be experiencing very anxious emotion. Our Common Assault Lawyers pride themselves on being very approachable and open-minded . We realise that it is our job to provide our clients with as much support as possible throughout the course of the case and we make sure that we are readily contactable at any time that may be required by our clients throughout the course of the case.

FREE Assault Defence Assessment

Our Common Assault Lawyers can help with your Assault Defence so get in contact today or fill in our free Assault Defence Assessment.

Contact our Assault Defence Lawyers Southampton

Our Common Assault Lawyers in Southampton have significant experience regarding Assault cases. We have been practicing in this for over 20 years now, so please don't hesitate to contact us free on 0800 634 7022 today.

The sooner you contact us the sooner we can help put your defence in place.

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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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