Grievous Bodily Harm

If you're being questioned or you are facing charges of grievous bodily harm, also known as GBH, you will be rightly concerned about the impact of these charges on your life and that of your family.

It is important to recognise how serious an offence of grievous bodily harm is, and the potential prison sentence you may have to serve if you are convicted. It is therefore really important to have a defence team that can ensure you are given the best possible advice as early on as possible. This could mean a reduction in the charges to actual bodily harm instead.

This will depend on a number of factors including the seriousness of the injuries and the intent.

If you are currently being questioned in a police station about a grievous bodily harm offence, you are entitled to contact a solicitor of your choice to obtain free legal advice. If you need representation urgently, please call 03330 096 275 to see how we can help.

Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors?

At Ashmans Solicitors, we have a team of criminal defence solicitors, barristers, and case handlers who will use their expertise to review your case in detail to pick up any areas that we can use to help reduce the charges.

We have many years of experience in helping clients facing the same charges as you are currently and we will use all of this experience and expertise in your case.

At Ashman's solicitors our team of specialist criminal defence lawyers will be able to give you can give you the advice you need so you are clear about the charges you were facing and the possible outcome if you are convicted of this offence.

We understand that you will have concerns about the cost of hiring a criminal defence lawyer to help with your case. We do take instructions from clients who qualify for legal aid but as this is currently means tested, many people do not qualify.

If you do not qualify for legal aid, we can discuss all of the options open to you to fund your case. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we could offer fixed fees or capped fees. Our hourly rates are extremely competitive and we can discuss all of the possible funding options with you so you are clear about how much your case will cost.


Have you been arrested by the police or charged with any criminal matter? If so, call Ashmans Solicitors in confidence now on 03330 096 275 (24hrs).

Our expert lawyers are here to provide you with the very best in legal advice and representation 24 hours a day. You can also use our free online enquiry form or email us at .

We will get back in touch with you quickly, no matter what time of day or night.


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  • You have access to our specialist criminal law team 24 hours a day
  • Using our highly skilled and experienced criminal lawyers, we will use all our experience to ensure you have the best possible representation
  • We offer free advice and representation at the police station
  • Whether you are facing a serious or general criminal offence does not matter, we have experience in all areas of criminal law
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I am a self-employed taxi driver and this is my only means of income. In the autumn of 2013 I was charged with an allegation of dangerous driving contrary to Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act of 1988. The case was listed for trial in December of 2013, the busiest period of the year. If convicted I would have definitely lost my livelihood as I would have been banned from driving and lost my taxi license. I could also have lost my liberty. Ashmans Solicitors managed to find flaws in the prosecution case and spent painstaking hours in researching case law to successfully argue that my actions did not constitute dangerous driving. Following a successful legal argument by Ashmans advocate I was found not guilty. I managed to protect my license and my livelihood. Had it not been for Ashmans involvement and dedication the outcome may well have been different. I would have no hesitation in recommending their professional services. They are a conscientious, thoroughly hard working and friendly firm to deal with.
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