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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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