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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..
POSTED: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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
Health and Safety Sentencing Success
Quentin appeared on behalf of FA who had been the Principal Contractor on a large scale commercial building project in South East London. Following the collapse of a structure at the site a 92 year old woman suffered near fatal injuries. The defendant pleaded guilty to an offence under regulation 28(2) of the Construction (Design and Management ) Regulations 2007.
POSTED: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Court of Appeal Victory
Quentin appeared in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, instructed by Stokoe Partnership Solicitors on behalf of FI who had been convicted of a s47 ABH offence. Quentin successfully submitted that the judge had misapplied the relevant sentencing guidelines and the sentence was reduced in length by six months.
POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014
An Example of a Typical Driving Case Study
Mr N was arrested on a Friday evening just outside Manchester. Two police officers on foot stopped him in his work van in a car park outside a fish and chip shop; the police had received a tip off. He was taken to the police station where he was subject to the breath test procedure and was found to be considerably over the drink drive limit. He was arrested and charged with drink driving. Mr N travelled all over the UK with his work and needed his licence for his work; he knew that if he lost his licence he would lose his job and his livelihood. Read further to find out more..
POSTED: Friday, November 7, 2014
Success in Work at Height Regulations trial
Quentin acted in the case of the Health and Safety Executive v Mark Hayes, a trial at Southwark Crown Court. The case centred around an allegation of a breach of the defendant's duties under Regulation 4 of the Work At Height Regulations 2005 in respect of scaffolding works. Read further to find out more..
POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014
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
Success in 'Asian Grooming Ring' trial
SH, an Asian male of good character was accused along with 17 others of being part of ‘Operation Bromelia’ a well publicised investigation into an alleged ‘ring’ of Asian males accused of sexual offences committed against young women in the Coventry area, Read more..
POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014
Drink Driving and Failure to Provide Breath for Analysis. An example of a typical bestcriminaldefencebarrister.com driving case. Read further to find out more..
POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Burglary Success at Woolwich Crown Court
POSTED: Thursday, January 9, 2014