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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sexual Assault defences

Quentin Hunt, a sexual offences Barrister, examines the elements of the offence of sexual assault and the defences available when a person is charged with such an offence.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Not guilty in careless driving allegation

Quentin Hunt is a criminal Barrister who is an expert in defending professional and high profile individuals in Road Traffic cases.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Planning Enforcement- vacation of guilty pleas and subsequent Not Guilty verdict

Quentin was approached to represent Mr AK and Mr AR, two relatives who owned a rental property in the Borough of Newham. At that stage the two gentlemen had already entered Guilty pleas to failure to comply with a planning enforcement notice contrary to s179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Quentin secures acquittal for Accountant in Driving allegations

Quentin represented Miss ND, a chartered accountant who faced an allegation of Careless Driving and failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Success in reopening Newton Hearing and suspended sentence in Trading Standards Prosecution

Quentin was approached by Mr AS who was before the Harrow Crown Court for sentence in respect of a trading standards prosecution.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Quentin achieves caution for client in data protection breach following representations to the ICO

Quentin represented Miss DC, who was subject to an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office in respect of a breach of section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1988.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Criminal liability under Section 31 National Minimum Wage Act 1998

Quentin reviews aspects of National Minimum Wage Act 1998 which put into place various sanctions for non compliance with the legislation, the most serious of which is criminal prosecution.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quentin secures acquittal for client in large scale ‘Boiler Room’ fraud case

Quentin represented MM, a professional man of previous good character, who was alleged to be at the centre of a large scale conspiracy to defraud relating to the operation of a ‘Boiler Room’ commodities selling operation in the heart of the City of London.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Discharge for client in planning enforcement prosecution

Quentin was briefed to represent Mr HC, an individual who was accused of breaching a planning enforcement notice contrary to s179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quentin achieves huge reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act order

Quentin Hunt appeared before Southwark Crown Court representing a limited company in respect of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”) proceedings for breach of a planning enforcement notice under s179 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Success in Shotgun Licence revocation appeal

Quentin represented Mr TC, an ex-army officer whose shotgun and firearms licences were revoked by the Metropolitan Police following a series of incidents which gave them concern about the holder’s suitability to continue to hold a licence.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Success in Special Reasons Appeal for Solicitor in Drink Driving case

Quentin was instructed to appeal a period of driving disqualification imposed upon Mr RK, a Partner at a firm of Solicitors who had been sentenced following a guilty plea to a charge of driving with excess alcohol.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Quentin wins abuse of process application in landmark planning enforcement case

Quentin was briefed by Sanders and co solicitors in respect of the representation of a limited company which was being prosecuted by Brentwood Borough Council prosecution for failure to comply with a planning enforcement notice contrary to s179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Self driving cars and the law - more problems than answers

The UK Government has announced its intention to trial driverless cars on Britain’s roads by the end of 2019. But, says Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt, the question of legislating for the safe use of autonomous vehicles combines legal, philosophical and economic problems in a way that the law has not had to deal with in living memory.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Forgery, Using a False Instrument, Possessing a False Instrument

Quentin has represented individuals who have ranged from master forgers who have created millions of pounds’ worth of forged currencies through to those who have changed dates on official documents for seemingly pointless motives. Find out more about the law in regards to forgery and false instruments.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Success for FTSE 100 company in s20 Environmental notice appeal

Quentin was instructed on behalf of a multi-national UK Publically Listed Company to appeal a notice served upon them under s20 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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).