CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
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.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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
Monday, July 24, 2017
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.
Thursday, July 13, 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.
Monday, July 10, 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.
Monday, July 03, 2017
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.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Quentin secures dramatic reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation Order
Quentin Hunt uses his many years of experience in dealing with complicated confiscation proceedings to save his client over saving of over £750,000
Friday, March 17, 2017
Am I guilty of fraud?
what can I do if I am accused of fraud and what are the defences to fraud charges?
Monday, March 13, 2017
Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal
Quentin was able to make legal submissions at the end of presentation of prosecution evidence that the case should not be allowed to continue
Monday, March 13, 2017
Success in Appeal Against Conviction in GBH case
Quentin specialises in the analysis of criminal cases following conviction and the lodging of persuasive and effective grounds of appeal.
Tuesday, February 14, 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
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Air rage client avoids immediate custodial sentence
air rage incident on a Flybe flight from Amsterdam to Manchester in 2016. As a result of Quentin’s submissions LW escaped an immediate custodial sentence.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Quentin secures licence of professional driver
Quentin ensured GS was reinstated at her place of work with no points on her driving licence. The Court also awarded costs in GS’s favour.