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

Category Results for: FRAUD

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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fraud Trial Success

Fraud Trial Success

Quentin appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on behalf of SP, a University student accused of perpetuating a large scale eBay Fraud involving the cloning of credit cards and the misuse of Transport For London Oyster Cards. Following the close of the prosecution case Quentin argued that the case on the first and most serious count on the indictment should be withdrawn from the jury. The judge agreed and the count was withdrawn from the jury and a Not Guilty verdict was entered on her behalf.

POSTED: Monday, December 1, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
VAT Fraud and Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud, MTIC Fraud

VAT Fraud and Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud, MTIC Fraud

VAT fraud is big business. How big? Well it is very difficult to estimate the exact amount of money that is defrauded but the case of Federation of Technological Industries estimated that in 2002-03 the cost to the United Kingdom taxpayer was between £1.65 and £2.64 billion. By 2005-6 an EU think tank estimated that this figure had increased to some £10 billion. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, November 10, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD
Can I change a plea of guilty?

Can I change a plea of guilty?

Changes to the criminal justice system of late have been very much focussed on encouraging defendants to plead guilty. ‘Early guilty plea’ schemes have been rolled out across the country and a full discount for pleading guilty is only available if the plea is entered at the first opportunity, often before the evidence has been served by the prosecution in proper and full form. Read further to find out more ..

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   FAQs
Fraud by failing to disclose information

Fraud by failing to disclose information

Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 relates to the offence of failing to disclose information. The offence is wide ranging and can cover a number of circumstances. An example would be where a person makes an insurance claim for a ring that they believed had been stolen. They report this to their insurance company and make a claim. They subsequently receive an insurance payout of £15,000 for the ring. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD
What to do if I am accused of VAT fraud?

What to do if I am accused of VAT fraud?

If you are being investigated or have been charged with an offence of VAT fraud it is essential that you seek specialist legal representation at an early stage. How the matter is conducted from the outset will shape the course of the case against you. Read further to find out more ..

POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   FAQs
Example of a VAT Fraud in Action

Example of a VAT Fraud in Action

If you are being investigated or have been charged with an offence of VAT fraud it is essential that you seek specialist legal representation at an early stage. How the matter is conducted from the outset will shape the course of the case against you. Careful consideration of the evidence is essential as well as an excellent working knowledge of this sort of case and experience in dealing with HMRC and the CPS. Read further to find out more ..

POSTED: Friday, October 3, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   FAQs
Housing Fraud acquittal

Housing Fraud acquittal

G O-M was a lady with no previous convictions accused of a fraud carried out upon the London Borough of Southwark. Mr Hunt's client had maintained her innocence throughout. The matter related to a large investigation into housing fraud where an employee of Southwark Council had already pleaded guilty to various offences. Read more..

POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
The Fraud Act 2006

The Fraud Act 2006

If you have been accused of an Offence of Fraud you will need to consult a specialist lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the options available to you. Fraud is a huge area of the law and a detailed summary if impossible in a short article however below is a basic summary of the law. Read this to find out more..

POSTED: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD
Vacation of Guilty Plea

Vacation of Guilty Plea

Vacation of Guilty Plea

POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Community Service for Money Launderer

Community Service for Money Launderer

Community Service for Money Launderer

POSTED: Monday, February 3, 2014

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Conspiracy to Defraud

Conspiracy to Defraud

Conspiracy to Defraud- Quick Acquittal

POSTED: Monday, December 2, 2013

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

Conspiracy to Counterfeit £10 Notes

POSTED: Friday, November 29, 2013

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES,   PRESS
Bank Employee Fraud

Bank Employee Fraud

Bank Employee Fraud

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2013

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Multi Million Pound Fraud Success

Multi Million Pound Fraud Success

Multi Million Pound Fraud Success

POSTED: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Mortgage Fraud Victory

Mortgage Fraud Victory

Mortgage Fraud Victory

POSTED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Categories:  FRAUD,   SUCCESS STORIES
Fraud Defence Case of Former Bank Manager

Fraud Defence Case of Former Bank Manager

DC who worked as a financial planning manager for HSBC was prosecuted for opening series of fraudulent mortgages, personal loans and secondary bank accounts. The case was covered by the Daily Mail. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Monday, July 16, 2012

Categories:  FRAUD,   PRESS
'Britain's Largest Pharmaceutical Fraud' case

'Britain's Largest Pharmaceutical Fraud' case

Quentin appeared for the defence in R v KM and others, a multi million pound counterfeit pharmaceutical conspiracy described by The Times as 'Britain's largest pharmaceutical fraud.' He successfully acted for Mr KM, a company director who was not convicted of the conspiracy, others including a defendant known as the 'King of Viagra' were convicted and imprisoned. Read more..

POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2008

Categories:  FRAUD,   PRESS
Famous Fraudster's Case

Famous Fraudster's Case

Quentin represented CJ on his fraud case accused of money laundering more than £6m through a complex tax fraud involving the apparent importation and exportation of mobile telephones between several EU states. The case was covered by BBC news and other national newspapers. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Saturday, October 4, 2008

Categories:  CRIME,   FRAUD,   PRESS
Quentin acted on behalf of Sean Lynch

Quentin acted on behalf of Sean Lynch

Quentin acted on behalf of Sean Lynch in respect of his confiscation proceedings, leading a junior Barrister Quentin was able to get the confiscation order lowered by many hundreds of thousands of pounds. Read further to find out more..

POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2008

Categories:  FRAUD,   PRESS