GDPR six months on
This week marks the six-month anniversary since the General Data Protection Regulations took effect. Quentin takes a look back over this time to see whats changed.
POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2018
s172 Planning enforcement notices
What do you do if I have been served with a planning enforcement notice? What are the consequences of non compliance with a planning enforcement notice? Quentin reveals all.
POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2018
What Are The Requirements Of The New HMO Regulations
It is an offence to let a HMO without a licence. If you do so, the Local Housing Authority will have two options. The first will be to impose a civil penalty of up to £30,000 under section 249A of the Housing Act 2004. The other option open to the Local Housing Authority is to pursue a prosecution against you under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004.
POSTED: Friday, September 28, 2018
Success in Vacation of Plea application
If you have entered a plea of Guilty and feel that you were not truly admitting your guilt or that there was a problem in the procedure leading up to the entering of the plea you may have ground to vacate your guilty plea.
POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Success in significant financial reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act case
Quentin put forward a good defence to the claim by the prosecution leading to the prosecution entering into negotiation with the defence and eventually brokering a settlement on behalf of his client of £141,000, an enormous reduction from the £1.12M initially claimed.
POSTED: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Quentin achieves Not Guilty result in ‘cut throat’ car crash case
Quentin robustly defended his client and conducted vigorous cross examination of the co-defendant highlighting her excess speed, poor driving and inconsistent accounts. The Court heard all the evidence and delivered a verdict of Not Guilty for Quentin’s client and a Guilty verdict in respect of the other driver.
POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Perverting the course of justice
Defendants who are otherwise law abiding people get caught out telling stupid lies to the Police and Courts without realising the dire consequences of getting caught.
POSTED: Monday, July 2, 2018
New Test of Dishonesty
In the New Test of Dishonesty the defendant can no longer use his own standards or what he understands the standards of society to be as a defence.
POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2018
Unexplained Wealth Orders explained
The Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) is a tool designed to help enforcement agencies tackle the longstanding issue of unexplained wealth in the UK. This has been recently highlighted in the media in recent press articles and fictionalised television series such as McMafia.
POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2018
Are you GDPR ready? Take the quiz
GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Test your understanding of your GDPR and Data Protection responsibilities
POSTED: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Breach of s33 Environmental Protection Act 1990
Section 33 is one of the most prosecuted offences under the of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, it covers all manner of depositing of waste from small scale ‘fly tipping’ to industrial scale waste disposal.
POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2018
Dramatic rise in recorded rape cases explained
As the black cab rapist John Worboys case continues to navigate the legal system, Quentin takes a look at the way in which significant changes in police and Crown Prosecution Service guidance have had a dramatic impact on the number of recorded cases.
POSTED: Monday, February 26, 2018
Success in Shotgun Licence Appeal
As a result of the strong arguments put forward by Quentin at an appeal hearing at Birmingham Crown Court the Police indicated that they were not going to resist the appeal. The appeal was therefore successful.
POSTED: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Court of Appeal reduces sentence by half in Fraud case success
Following oral submissions by Quentin the appeal was allowed by the Court. The sentence of 24 months imprisonment was reduced by half to one of 12 months. This meant that VP was eligible for release on a home detention curfew tag the week after the hearing in the Court of Appeal.
POSTED: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Quentin sets legal precedent at the High Court in Planning Enforcement Guilty Plea hearing
Quentin analysed their case and discovered that there was a material problem with the procedure that had been followed at the guilty plea hearing in the Magistrates Court. As a result of Quentin’s representation the matter was therefore remitted to the City of Westminster Magistrates Court where the defendants indicated Not Guilty pleas and elected for the matter to be sent to the Southwark Crown Court for trial.
POSTED: Monday, July 10, 2017
A Guide to Boiler Room Fraud
Quentin looks at common characteristics between 'boiler room' fraud cases and provides some important insights about the operation of the law in this area
POSTED: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Am I guilty of fraud?
what can I do if I am accused of fraud and what are the defences to fraud charges?
POSTED: Friday, March 17, 2017