CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG

Monday, December 17, 2018

Quentin secures reduction in excessive sentence in Court of Appeal ruling

Quentin secures reduction in excessive sentence in Court of Appeal ruling

Friday, November 30, 2018

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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).

Monday, October 08, 2018

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.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Not Guilty Verdicts in large scale Fraud and Trademark case

Quentin achieves Not Guilty Verdicts in large scale Fraud and Trademark case. As a result of Quentin's hard work the prosecution made the decision to drop all charges against all of Quentin’s clients.

Friday, September 28, 2018

What Are The Requirements Of The New HMO Regulations

It is an offence to let a HMO without a licence. If you do so, the Local Housing Authority will have two options. The first will be to impose a civil penalty of up to £30,000 under section 249A of the Housing Act 2004. The other option open to the Local Housing Authority is to pursue a prosecution against you under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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.

Thursday, August 23, 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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Quentin successfully defends Limited Company in driving case

Quentin found himself representing a large limited company with 3,500 employees which was accused of the offence of failure to provide driver’s details under s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988

Tuesday, August 21, 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.