Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Thanks for your question. From your narrative it appears to me that you do have a defence of self defence. The test is that you were using reasonable force and that there was no avenue of escape. This would appear likely where you were in a confined area with this man attacking you. It is also good that you have a witness in the form of your assistant. You will have to take your own lawyer's advice once he gets the Crown statements of the witnesses for the prosecution but self defence certainly seems to be an option for you here. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am creditd for my time.
1. From what you say, fairly good but your solicitor will have to see the Crown statements and advise you. 2. They get the Crown statements and discuss these with you. 3. Doesn't matter. 4. Your solicitor will do so as part of the trial preparation. 5. Minor. 6. Your friend can be a witness for you.