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ABH / GBH / Common Assault – what’s the difference and what should I know?

Ruth Waters

Posted by Ruth Waters-Falk | Solicitor
On 12th December 2018

‘Assault’ is a generic criminal term used to cover a wide range of offences. However, two offences both deemed ‘assaults’ can be at polar ends in terms of harm caused and the ultimate sentence the Court can impose. For example, the lowest category of assault, a common assault, attracts a maximum 6 months’ imprisonment whereas causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), the highest category of assault, can in some cases invoke a maximum sentence of 16 years’ custody. The table below outlines the key differences between various types of assaults and what you need to know should you be accused of one.

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Action Mesothelioma Day 2018

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 29th June 2018

Action Mesothelioma Day is on 6th July- it’s a chance to remember the many people who died of this disease in the UK and also to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos.

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer that usually develops in the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also affect the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma) and the lining of the heart (pericardial mesothelioma). It is caused by exposure to asbestos.

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What are the benefits of Occupational Therapy after a Personal Injury?

Karen Mann

Posted by Karen Mann | Associate
On 11th May 2018

The benefits of physiotherapy treatment and other types of treatment following a personal injury are a given and no one would dispute the benefits. However often whilst the focus is on treating the injured, sometimes the individual’s independence can be overlooked.

Most of us take daily routines for granted such as having a bath/shower, climbing a set of stairs, opening doors etc. Sometimes as a result of an injury a person’s daily routine can be thrown upside down.

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