Quentin Hunt acts in Uber Prosecution

Quentin Hunt acts in Uber Prosecution

Quentin Hunt acting on behalf of Transport For London has concluded the successful prosecution of the controversial App based Private Hire Vehicle Operator Uber for road traffic offences. Read further to find out more..

Categories:  HEALTH / SAFETYSUCCESS STORIESPRESS
Triple Success in Counterfeit case applications

Triple Success in Counterfeit case applications

Quentin recently appeared in the Birmingham Crown Court on behalf of RK, a man convicted of producing high quality forgeries of Bank of England £10 notes. Read further to find out more..

Categories:  SUCCESS STORIESPRESS
Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Categories:  FRAUDSUCCESS STORIESPRESS

CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG

Planning Enforcement notices - Limits lawful use and planning permission

Planning Enforcement notices - Limits lawful use and planning permission

Quentin explains the complex and often confusing interrelationship of planning enforcement law and criminal law and how it can impact upon any criminal prosecution by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs).

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
s172 Planning enforcement notices

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

Categories:  HEALTH / SAFETY,   FAQs
Not Guilty Verdicts in large scale Fraud and Trademark case

Not Guilty Verdicts in large scale Fraud and Trademark case

Quentin achieves Not Guilty Verdicts in large scale Fraud and Trademark case. As a result of Quentin's hard work the prosecution made the decision to drop all charges against all of Quentin’s clients.

POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
What Are The Requirements Of The New HMO Regulations

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

Categories:  CRIME,   HEALTH / SAFETY
Success in Vacation of Plea application

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

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Success in significant financial reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act case

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

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin successfully defends Limited Company in driving case

Quentin successfully defends Limited Company in driving case

Quentin found himself representing a large limited company with 3,500 employees which was accused of the offence of failure to provide driver’s details under s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988

POSTED: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin achieves Not Guilty result in ‘cut throat’ car crash case

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

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Not guilty verdict for woman accused of assaulting her police officer husband

Not guilty verdict for woman accused of assaulting her police officer husband

As a professional person, CK could not afford a criminal conviction as it would likely result in her losing her livelihood. As a result of Quentin's intervention, the prosecution took time to review the matter and came to a decision not to continue the prosecution.

POSTED: Friday, August 17, 2018

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin secures immediate release of man facing Harassment charges

Quentin secures immediate release of man facing Harassment charges

Learn how Quentin was able to enter a revised plea with the resulting sentence being that his client was released from custody that day to go home with his family. Both FA and his family were delighted with the result.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Perverting the course of justice

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   FAQs
New Test of Dishonesty

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   FAQs
Striking a balance - Malicious Communication Act and free speech

Striking a balance - Malicious Communication Act and free speech

To what extent is someone protected over adverse comment that could be said to be free speech? Barrister Quent Hunt gives his views.

POSTED: Monday, May 28, 2018

Categories:  CRIME
Unexplained Wealth Orders explained

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
Are you GDPR ready? Take the quiz

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Breach of s33 Environmental Protection Act 1990

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
Dramatic rise in recorded rape cases explained

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Breach of Planning Enforcement notice Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Breach of Planning Enforcement notice Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Many Defendants are unaware that an order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 may be made if they are convicted of ‘regulatory’ offences such as those under s179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 2002

POSTED: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Categories:  FRAUD
Success in Shotgun Licence Appeal

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

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin achieves variation in Serious Crime Prevention Order

Quentin achieves variation in Serious Crime Prevention Order

Persons who are the subject of a SCPO often find the terms of the order too onerous or they may wish to have the terms varied to enable them to fulfil a business or life ambition

POSTED: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Unanimous acquittal in Fraud and Perverting the Course of Justice trial

Unanimous acquittal in Fraud and Perverting the Course of Justice trial

Quentin Hunt is an experienced jury advocate who specialises in effective cross examination of witnesses and the tactical deployment of defence evidence at trial.

POSTED: Monday, July 24, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Court of Appeal reduces sentence by half in Fraud case success

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
Quentin sets legal precedent at the High Court in Planning Enforcement Guilty Plea hearing

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

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin achieves non custodial sentence in Dangerous Driving case

Quentin achieves non custodial sentence in Dangerous Driving case

DL had previously been advised that he could expect an immediate custodial sentence of around 15 months. DL and his family were delighted that he managed to avoid an immediate custodial sentence.

POSTED: Monday, July 3, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
A Guide to Boiler Room Fraud

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

Categories:  FRAUD
Quentin secures dramatic reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation Order

Quentin secures dramatic reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation Order

Quentin Hunt uses his many years of experience in dealing with complicated confiscation proceedings to save his client over saving of over £750,000

POSTED: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Am I guilty of fraud?

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal

Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal

Quentin was able to make legal submissions at the end of presentation of prosecution evidence that the case should not be allowed to continue

POSTED: Monday, March 13, 2017

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Success in Appeal Against Conviction in GBH case

Success in Appeal Against Conviction in GBH case

Quentin specialises in the analysis of criminal cases following conviction and the lodging of persuasive and effective grounds of appeal.

POSTED: Monday, March 13, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin gains success for client in Nightclub assault case

Quentin gains success for client in Nightclub assault case

Quentin represented AC, a student at Newcastle University who was accused of two counts of assault. Following under 10 minutes of deliberation the Court returned a Not Guilty verdict, AC was acquitted and was awarded costs

POSTED: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Air rage client avoids immediate custodial sentence

Air rage client avoids immediate custodial sentence

air rage incident on a Flybe flight from Amsterdam to Manchester in 2016. As a result of Quentin’s submissions LW escaped an immediate custodial sentence.

POSTED: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin secures licence of professional driver

Quentin secures licence of professional driver

Quentin ensured GS was reinstated at her place of work with no points on her driving licence. The Court also awarded costs in GS’s favour.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Motor trader keeps his driving licence after successful appeal

Motor trader keeps his driving licence after successful appeal

Quentin represented Mr RC, a successful trader of prestige and high performance cars in respect of an appeal against a conviction for failure to provide driver’s details contrary to s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin represents “Britain’s most wanted drug baron”

Quentin represents “Britain’s most wanted drug baron”

Quentin was chosen to represent one of Britain’s most high profile drug smugglers.

POSTED: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   PRESS
Quentin secures Not Guilty verdict in ‘overwhelming’ stalking case

Quentin secures Not Guilty verdict in ‘overwhelming’ stalking case

Quentin secures Not Guilty verdict in ‘overwhelming’ stalking case

POSTED: Monday, December 5, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Guilty verdict in successful Private Prosecution

Guilty verdict in successful Private Prosecution

Due to instructing Quentin Hunt and instituting a private prosecution Mr B secured justice in respect of an important breach of his privacy and the compromise of his divorce proceedings.

POSTED: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
When do the lifestyle provisions apply in confiscation cases?

When do the lifestyle provisions apply in confiscation cases?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has been increasingly used to penalise defendants in all manner of cases in which many people would be surprised to find that POCA orders can be made

POSTED: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
No Further Action taken in Voyeurism case

No Further Action taken in Voyeurism case

Following a lengthy investigation, the police made a decision to take No Further Action against WS. This meant that he was released from bail and would face no charges and would have no criminal record, caution or adverse record against his name.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin Hunt secures annulment of guilty pleas on the basis of procedural error

Quentin Hunt secures annulment of guilty pleas on the basis of procedural error

Two defendants contacted Mr Hunt following committal for sentence to the Crown Court from the Magistrates. They were unhappy in respect of their previous solicitors and advice that led to guilty pleas being entered on their behalf.

POSTED: Friday, July 15, 2016

Categories:  SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin acts in successful prosecution resulting in £1M fine

Quentin acts in successful prosecution resulting in £1M fine

Following successful prosecution, the company was fined £1,000,000.00 and ordered to pay the costs of the Health and Safety Executive.

POSTED: Friday, July 15, 2016

Categories:  HEALTH / SAFETY,   PRESS