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Currently the UK is experiencing the worst viral pandemic in over 100 years. Normal life, by necessity has had to be placed on hold whilst, together, we battle this new threat to our prosperity and well being.

However, we at Lawyers4u are aware many of our clients have current ongoing legal proceedings and we wish to reassure and reconfirm our commitment to them.

Where legal proceedings are currently before the Courts we shall ensure that your interests are fully represented and that there will be no detrimental effect to your case because you are unable to attend scheduled hearings.

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At present the Courts are still allowing the filing of cases but, as to be expected, actual hearings are often conducted over the telephone.

However, in Civil Court Practice this is often the norm regardless. Civil Court hearings are primarily decided on the submitted statements of case and we at Lawyers4U pride ourselves on being amongst the forerunners in this drafting field.

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Non Fatal Violence Explained

The main non fatal violence offences, other than sexual offences, are common law assault and battery and the aggravated assault offences under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, ss 47, 20 and 18. The modern phenomenon of stalking , putting a person in fear of violence and harassment are also governed by this area of Law. (see also Family Law - Domestic Violence)

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  • “… can you explain the difference between the offences… sections 18, 20 and 47 in terms of severity and sentence…”


  • “ I am a single mother who works a late shift at my local supermarket… most nights I have to pass a group of youths on my way home… one in particular makes my life a complete misery…constantly making threats and gesturing obscenely…recently I have been receiving telephone calls where no one speaks… but this person makes telephone gestures and laughs… I am at my wits end and feel I cannot continue like this but I do not want to quit my job.  Although this person hasn`t actually done anything yet is there something I can do…I have spoken to my local police officer but he feels because no crime has been committed…”


  • ‘…I have been told that there is no legal definition of harrassment or stalking… is this true…what can be done…”



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