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..

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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

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GDPR six months on

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

Categories:  CRIME,   FAQs
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
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
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
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