Examine non-fatal offences against the person and whether consent is a good justification for inflicting actual bodily harm. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2 Consent 3 Assault / Battery (s.39 CJA 1988) 4 Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm 4 Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm 5 Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm and Wounding 6 Exceptions to the Rule 6 Theoretical Propositions Governing Criminal Liability 8 Conclusion 9 Bibliography 10