Quentin saves client £162,000 in Planning Enforcement POCA case.
Quentin Hunt was instructed by Harper Odell Solicitors to represent their client in respect of a Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) case. The defendant owned rental properties in London and had failed to comply with the terms of a Planning Enforcement Notice issued under s172 of the Town a Country Planning Act 1990.
As the Defendant had gained rental income from the properties whilst in breach of the Enforcement Notice the Prosecution were entitled to a confiscation order for the rental sums under POCA. The initial amount sought was over £287,000. Quentin worked tirelessly with his instructing solicitors to analyse the amounts claimed and the underlying financial evidence. Through a series of representations and negotiations with prosecution counsel, Quentin was eventually able secure concessions from the prosecution to the extent that they reduced the amount claimed to £125,000. This was an excellent result for the client and was a reduction of over £162,000 and represented under half the amount originally claimed by the Crown.
Quentin Hunt is a Criminal Barrister who specialises Planning Enforcement cases and matters under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. As a result of this unusual combination of skills he often sought to act in complex and high value POCA cases of this sort. He is instructed both thorough solicitors and on a Direct Public Access basis. If you are involved in a Planning Enforcement matter, you may contact Quentin Hunt for a free no obligation conversation about your case.