Criminal Defence Blog


Changes to the DBS Filtering Regime


Changes to the DBS Filtering Regime

Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt examines recent changes to the DBS filtering regime and disclosure of convictions and cautions to employers.


Fraud by false representation


Fraud by false representation

Leading Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt looks at the 'elements' of the offence of Fraud by False representation under the Fraud Act 2006.


Victim’s Right to Review


Victim’s Right to Review

The victim’s right to review scheme can be complicated and daunting; in this article leading Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt examines the VRR scheme and answers questions associated with it.


s179 Town and Country Planning Act Enforcement Notices- frequently asked questions.


s179 Town and Country Planning Act Enforcement Notices- frequently asked questions.

Barrister Quentin Hunt examines s179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and answers questions that are commonly asked in Planning Enforcement Notice cases.


Defending trading standards prosecutions.


Defending trading standards prosecutions.

Quentin Hunt, a criminal defence Barrister who specialises in defending trading standards prosecutions, answers commonly asked questions about Trading Standards prosecutions.


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.


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).


s172 Planning enforcement notices


s172 Planning enforcement notices

What do you do if I have been served with a planning enforcement notice? What are the consequences of non compliance with a planning enforcement notice? Quentin reveals all.


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.


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.