CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG

Monday, April 06, 2020

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

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.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Second opinion advice on Appeal or review of conviction

Specialist appeals Barrister Quentin Hunt outlines the process and procedure in getting a second opinion advice on appeal.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Driver escapes custody in M4 attack on motorcyclist

Public access Barrister Quentin Hunt helps a defendant avoid custody in a serious road traffic case relating to a motorcyclist being rammed off his bike on the M4 motorway.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Forced Marriage and the Law

Leading Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt explores the current Criminal law in respect of Forced Marriage and associated offences.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Not guilty verdict in London Underground Sexual Assault allegations.

A sexual assault allegation can have wide ranging ramifications with a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and mandatory registration on the sex offenders register. With this in mind anyone who finds themselves accused of a sexual offence may wish to secure the best representation possible. Quentin Hunt is a Criminal Barrister who has vast experience in representing individuals in sexual assault cases. Quentin accepts instruction direct from members of the public and is available to contact for a no obligation conversation about any case or potential case.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Quentin achieves £144,000 saving for client in Planning Enforcement Proceeds of Crime Act case.

If you have a Planning Enforcement or Proceeds of Crime Act case then you need robust and experienced representation to secure you the best result possible. Quentin Hunt is an expert Barrister specialising in these areas, you may contact Quentin for a free, no obligation conversation about your case.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fraudster escapes prison after skilfully negotiated plea deal.

Quentin represented Mr LB, an individual accused of fraud as a director of a green energy company installing solar panels. Mr L was accused of a total of 8 offences relating to financial irregularities within the company and the fraudulent installation of solar panels for the purposes of receiving rebates from the government in respect of the ‘feed in tariff’ system. These included counts under the Fraud Act 2006 alleging fraud by false representation.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Quentin represents Premier League footballer Christian Benteke on Direct Access basis

When Premier League footballer Christian Benteke found himself in need of specialist legal representation in respect of a number of driving matters he chose to instruct Quentin Hunt on a direct public access basis.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Not Guilty verdict in Public Order Act trial.

At the conclusion of proceedings the Court agreed with Quentin’s submissions and returned a Not Guilty verdict and an award for costs in his favour. MM was able to return to his life and employment without any criminal record or stain upon his character. If you find yourself accused of a criminal offence and it is vital that you maintain ‘good character’ for your employment, you will need a determined, diligent and hard working lawyer. Quentin Hunt has a reputation as a tenacious Barrister with uncompromising standards who will fight every inch of the way for his clients. If you wish to contact Quentin about an ongoing or potential matter you may do so for a no obligation conversation about your case.

Monday, January 06, 2020

How to appeal a criminal conviction or sentence.

Criminal appeals Barrister Quentin Hunt examines the law and procedure in Criminal case appeals from the Crown Court

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

False Accounting- Section 17 of the Theft Act 1968

Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt examines the offence of False Accounting contrary to section 17 of the Theft Act 1968

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Quentin saves client £30,000 in landmark Court of Appeal victory.

Quentin appeared on behalf of Mr FO in the Court of Appeal in respect of a sentence of £90,000 imposed upon a client for breach of 3 planning enforcement notices contrary to s179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Upon appearance at the Court of Appeal Quentin was successful and the Court granted the appeal and reduced the financial penalty to £60,000, a saving to the client of £30,000.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Animal Welfare Act 2006 defences and offences

An examination of the offences and defences to commonly prosecuted offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 by Barrister Quentin Hunt.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 replaced a complex web of outdated legislation and common law with a single regime of Bribery offences. It is undoubtedly a complex piece of legislation which was unveiled to much fanfare. The Act is undoubtedly tough, one of the more draconian Acts of its sort in the world. This post outlines some issues relating to the key offences, under the Act and looks at how the Act in enforced and how it operates in practice.

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.