Criminal Defence Blog


Court of Appeal victory sees reduction in Sentence in Dangerous Driving case


Court of Appeal victory sees reduction in Sentence in Dangerous Driving case

Mr TP pleaded guilty to an offence of Dangerous Driving contrary to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988...


Quentin represents professional footballer Mahlon Romeo on Direct Access basis


Quentin represents professional footballer Mahlon Romeo on Direct Access basis

When Milwall defender Mahlon Romeo found himself in need of specialist legal representation in respect of a road traffic matter he chose to instruct Quentin Hunt on a direct public access basis.


Quentin wins driving disqualification Appeal to keep City Solicitor on the road


Quentin wins driving disqualification Appeal to keep City Solicitor on the road

Quentin wins Appeal to keep City Solicitor on the road- Mr RS is a Litigation Partner in a well know firm of City Solicitors. He had represented himself before the Magistrates Court in respect of two matters of speeding and had been disqualified from driving. RS travelled a lot for his work and needed his driving licence for personal reasons and was looking to appeal his sentence. RS instructed Quentin Hunt, a specialist Criminal Barrister to look after his interests at the Appeal hearing and give him the best chance of success. Quentin was instructed on a Direct Access basis.


Quentin wins criminal case for Property Management company


Quentin wins criminal case for Property Management company

SP Ltd are a large property management company based in the South East of England; they were accused, as a corporate entity, of a breach of s172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 in respect of failure to provide driver’s information relating to their company fleet of vehicles. The Directors of the company were very concerned about the position as the company had to pass various checks due to their areas of operation and any criminal offence recorded against the company could have seriously affected their operations and ability to effectively tender for contracts. They therefore instructed Quentin Hunt to act for the company on a Direct Access basis.


Road Rage Assault and the law


Road Rage Assault and the law

Specialist Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt examines ‘road rage’ offences, relevant defences and how such cases are best conducted.


Driver escapes custody in M4 attack on motorcyclist


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.


Quentin represents Premier League footballer Christian Benteke on Direct Access basis


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.


Not guilty in careless driving allegation


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.


Quentin secures acquittal for Accountant in Driving allegations


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.


Success in Special Reasons Appeal for Solicitor in Drink Driving case


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.


Self driving cars and the law - more problems than answers


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.


Quentin successfully defends Limited Company in driving case


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


Quentin achieves Not Guilty result in ‘cut throat’ car crash case


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.


Quentin Hunt gains acquittal in Drink driving appeal


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


Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference


Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference

Quentin has been asked to speak on the topic of 'Criminal Law as it relates to Social Media' at the prestigious Legal Aspects of Social Media 2016 Conference hosted by Central Law Training and held at the DeVere London Bars


Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison


Dangerous police chase defendant avoids prison

FR was charged with Dangerous Driving and had pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court, the case was transferred to the Crown Court for sentencing.


Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case


Woman escapes with community service in 'Grand Theft Auto' case

Quentin Hunt represented Miss SG who was charged with a multitude of Road Traffic offences following incidents in April 2015.


Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister


Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister

Although there are many direct access qualified barristers only a very small minority of those at the Bar are qualified to conduct litigation. This can have an enormous effect upon the conduct of your case.


Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers


Quentin acts on behalf of Transport For London in successful prosecutions of unlicenced taxi drivers

Driving ban and fines for unlicenced taxi drivers as Quentin undertakes successful prosecutions for Transport for London