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

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
Quentin Represents ringleader of large scale bank fraud conspiracy

Quentin Represents ringleader of large scale bank fraud conspiracy

Quentin represented AM, the “kingpin” leader of an organised criminal group who were responsible for a multi million-pound fraud involving compromising bank accounts of members of the public

POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
A guide to the law on Rape

A guide to the law on Rape

This article examines the elements of the offence of Rape, possible rape defences and the current state of the law; it cannot hope to be definitive but should serve as a good layman’s guide to the law.

POSTED: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

This article will consider the legal definition of sexual assault, what must be proven for there to be a conviction, and what you should do if you have been accused of sexual assault.

POSTED: Monday, June 27, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference

Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference

Quentin has been asked to speak on the topic of 'Criminal Law as it relates to Social Media' at the prestigious Legal Aspects of Social Media 2016 Conference hosted by Central Law Training and held at the DeVere London Bars

POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   HEALTH / SAFETY,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Taking children out of school during term time? A Criminal Barrister's view.

Taking children out of school during term time? A Criminal Barrister's view.

The question of the legality of taking children out of school without permission has been a hot topic in the news and on the internet recently. As a result, I have been both amused and dismayed to see quite a lot of misinformation and dubious ‘facts’ being portrayed as the state of the law.

POSTED: Monday, April 11, 2016

Categories:  CRIME
Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison

Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison

FR was charged with Dangerous Driving and had pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court, the case was transferred to the Crown Court for sentencing.

POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Harassment of tenants by landlords or their agents - Protection from Eviction Act 1977

Harassment of tenants by landlords or their agents - Protection from Eviction Act 1977

In this article we will look at the offence of unlawful harassment set out in section 1 of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977.

POSTED: Monday, March 21, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   HEALTH / SAFETY
Unlawful Eviction

Unlawful Eviction

This article will consider the offence of unlawful eviction set out in section 1 of the Protection From Eviction Act 1977.

POSTED: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Categories:  CRIME
Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case

Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case

Quentin Hunt represented Miss SG who was charged with a multitude of Road Traffic offences following incidents in April 2015.

POSTED: Monday, February 15, 2016

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
The Real Cost of Legal Aid

The Real Cost of Legal Aid

Should you find yourself facing a criminal matter it is vital that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Quentin answers many questions about Legal Aid for when a person is charged with a criminal offence.

POSTED: Monday, January 18, 2016

Categories:  CRIME
Not Guilty verdict in Assault allegation

Not Guilty verdict in Assault allegation

The allegation centred on a dispute over the pay of the alleged victim’s daughter who was a previous employee of VW.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Not Guilty Verdict in Conspiracy to Handle Stolen Goods

Not Guilty Verdict in Conspiracy to Handle Stolen Goods

CB could not afford to have a criminal conviction against his name as it would have meant that he would have been unable to work in his industry again.

POSTED: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Acquittal in Nightclub stabbing case

Acquittal in Nightclub stabbing case

Quentin secures acquittal in Nightclub stabbing case

POSTED: Monday, December 21, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
How couples can protect their assets in confiscation proceedings

How couples can protect their assets in confiscation proceedings

How can couples protect their assets in confiscation proceedings, how can a partner protect their interests in confiscation proceedings and when should a partner assert interest in Confiscation proceedings? Confiscation or enforcement?

POSTED: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD
High profile fraud case at Birmingham Crown Court

High profile fraud case at Birmingham Crown Court

Quentin was instructed to appear at a sentencing hearing to represent an accountant at Birmingham Crown Court

POSTED: Monday, November 23, 2015

Categories:  FRAUD,   PRESS
How to avoid a prison sentence

How to avoid a prison sentence

This article explores the sentencing regime and the ways in which the risk of immediate custody can be reduced therefore answering the question of ‘How can I avoid a custodial sentence?’

POSTED: Friday, November 20, 2015

Categories:  CRIME
Quentin secures musician Not Guilty verdict in Harassment allegation

Quentin secures musician Not Guilty verdict in Harassment allegation

Quentin was able to conduct extensive negotiations with the Prosecution in order to make representations that the trial should be discontinued

POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Personal liability of directors for criminal offences

Personal liability of directors for criminal offences

This article will explore the general principles of personal liability of directors for criminal offences and examine what I have found to be the most common examples of such liability coming before the criminal courts

POSTED: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   HEALTH / SAFETY
Quentin secures acquittal in kidnap case and secures wasted costs against the CPS

Quentin secures acquittal in kidnap case and secures wasted costs against the CPS

Quentin represented Mr BG before Kingston Crown Court

POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Social Media Crime - prosecutions for use

Social Media Crime - prosecutions for use

There is an increasing trend towards prosecuting individuals for their online activity from Internet ‘trolls’ to the increasing reports of ‘revenge porn’

POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2015

Categories:  CRIME
Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister

Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister

Although there are many direct access qualified barristers only a very small minority of those at the Bar are qualified to conduct litigation. This can have an enormous effect upon the conduct of your case.

POSTED: Monday, September 21, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   HEALTH / SAFETY,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
New health and safety rules for the self-employed

New health and safety rules for the self-employed

Quentin Hunt, barrister at 2 Bedford Row and a member of the Attorney General's 'A List' of approved advocates for health and safety and regulatory work, explains what changes will mean in practice.

POSTED: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Categories:  HEALTH / SAFETY,   FAQs
Quentin reduces confiscation order by over £1.5 Million

Quentin reduces confiscation order by over £1.5 Million

Quentin reduces confiscation order by over £1.5 Million

POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES,   PRESS
Having An Offensive Weapon In Public Place

Having An Offensive Weapon In Public Place

The law governing possession of an offensive weapon is somewhat complex.

POSTED: Friday, July 17, 2015

Categories: 
Not guilty verdict in harassment case

Not guilty verdict in harassment case

A Not Guilty verdict was essential to TL as she works within the legal industry and could not have a conviction recorded against her name. She described the result as ‘Amazing… fantastic’.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Not guilty verdict in knifing case

Not guilty verdict in knifing case

Quentin represented a Miss SM who was accused of cutting her partner’s neck with a kitchen knife during a domestic incident in Chichester

POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers

Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers

Driving ban and fines for unlicenced taxi drivers as Quentin undertakes successful prosecutions for Transport for London

POSTED: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC
Changes to the Drink Driving Law

Changes to the Drink Driving Law

Recently the government has introduced new legislation that fundamentally changes the requirements under drink driving law.

POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC
Quentin ensures acquittal in offensive weapon trial

Quentin ensures acquittal in offensive weapon trial

Quentin represented Miss RM, a commodities trader who stood accused of possession of an offensive weapon and two counts of assault. RM attended a meeting of Haringey Justice for Palestinians where a protest took place.

POSTED: Sunday, June 21, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   SUCCESS STORIES
Driving case victory

Driving case victory

Quentin represented Mr FS, a man of good character who was charged with careless driving. He was accused of striking a man with his car on a pavement in Soho on a Saturday night.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
Guilty plea vacation success

Guilty plea vacation success

Quentin represented AB before the Snaresbrook Crown Court in respect of an application to vacate a guilty plea.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Categories:  SUCCESS STORIES
Quentin Hunt in successful discontinuance of serious fraud case

Quentin Hunt in successful discontinuance of serious fraud case

Quentin represented Mr AH, an accountant who was facing trial at the Warwick Crown Court accused of various counts of conspiracy to defraud.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Changing a guilty plea - a case study

Changing a guilty plea - a case study

Changing a Guilty plea is not an easy exercise. The Court of Appeal has stated on a number of occasions that ‘the cases must be comparatively rare where it would be proper to allow a change of plea’. This case study discusses the issues.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Part 3: Appeals against the granting of a shotgun licence or forearms licence

Part 3: Appeals against the granting of a shotgun licence or forearms licence

Where an application fails the applicant should be provided with reasons as to why, in order for them to assess whether the decision was justified and possibly appealable, there is no statutory requirement that reasons be given.

POSTED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Categories:  CRIME
Breach of a Planning Enforcement Notice. s179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990- The Law

Breach of a Planning Enforcement Notice. s179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990- The Law

Local councils issue thousands of planning enforcement notices every month. Often these are in respect of matters which are highly contentious between business and homeowners and the council. What is not commonly known is that a breach of compliance with an enforcement notice..

POSTED: Friday, May 8, 2015

Categories:  CRIME
Appeal against the revocation of a Shotgun Licence/ Refusal of a shotgun licence. Part 2: Examining the tests

Appeal against the revocation of a Shotgun Licence/ Refusal of a shotgun licence. Part 2: Examining the tests

In this second article, we examine the tests to be applied by the police in more detail. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, May 1, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Appeal against the revocation of a Shotgun Licence/ Refusal of a shotgun licence Part 1: What is the law and what can I do?

Appeal against the revocation of a Shotgun Licence/ Refusal of a shotgun licence Part 1: What is the law and what can I do?

For many, a shotgun licence is very important to both their livelihood and their leisure. However, given the fact that the decision in respect of shotgun and firearms licences rests entirely in hands of the various chief constables around the country, read further to find out more..

POSTED: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Obtaining Bail in Criminal Proceedings

Obtaining Bail in Criminal Proceedings

One of the most frequent concerns of defendants in criminal proceedings are: Will I get bail? or How do I get bail? With trial waiting lists in many Courts stretching to absurd lengths many defendants are rightly concerned that they do not await their trial in Custody. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2015

Categories: 
Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 introduced an offence of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving; this came into force on 3rd December 2012. As always it has taken a long time for the Police and CPS to start using the offence on a regular basis but we are now seeing the offence being prosecuted with some vigour. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   ROAD / TRAFFIC
Criminal Damage

Criminal Damage

According to Home Office Statistics the offence of Criminal Damage is one of the top ten most prosecuted crimes in the United Kingdom. It is also one of the most frequently abused by way of prosecutions being brought against individuals in circumstances where no offence has been committed. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Friday, March 13, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Sentencing success in Dangerous Driving case

Sentencing success in Dangerous Driving case

Quentin represented KS who pleaded guilty to a count of Dangerous Driving. Mr S was driving his sports car at speed on a singe carriageway A road in Hertfordshire when he overtook a car on a blind corner on a stretch of road with double white lines. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   SUCCESS STORIES
How Can I keep my driving licence? Special reasons arguments

How Can I keep my driving licence? Special reasons arguments

In many driving cases people commit offences in circumstances that are really not their fault. This stems from the fact that the vast majority of driving offences are what lawyers call ‘strict liability’ offences. This means that you are guilty whether or not you actually meant to commit the offence. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Categories:  ROAD / TRAFFIC,   FAQs
What is Unlawful Eviction and Harassment?

What is Unlawful Eviction and Harassment?

Local authorities are becoming increasingly trigger-happy in respect of landlord and tenant prosecutions. Such prosecutions can occur when there is a dispute with a tenant over the circumstances of their leaving a property. Often such disputes can be the word of one party against the word of another. As such it is essential that a landlord or other party accused of such an offence gain specialist legal advice if being either investigated or prosecuted. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, February 23, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
Not Guilty Verdicts in Large Scale Investment Fraud case

Not Guilty Verdicts in Large Scale Investment Fraud case

Quentin appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on behalf of KA a company director who was due to stand trial on an indictment containing five counts of Fraud. The case revolved around the trade in financial instruments and Commercial Mortgage Obligations to the value of over €57,000,000 in Northern Europe and South America. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Blackmail

Blackmail

Blackmail is an offence under section 21 Theft Act 1968. It is a serious offence and is tried only in the Crown Court before a judge and a jury. The maximum penalty on conviction is 14 years’ imprisonment. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
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..

POSTED: Friday, January 30, 2015

Categories:  SUCCESS STORIES,   PRESS