Criminal Defence Blog


Quentin Hunt discharges Account Freezing Order


Quentin Hunt discharges Account Freezing Order

Quentin Hunt, achieves the timely discharge of a Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 account freezing order put in place by the MHRA over a Company's bank account.


Success in resisting Proceeds of Crime Act Account Freezing Order


Success in resisting Proceeds of Crime Act Account Freezing Order

Quentin Successfully resists Account Freezing Order application by West Midlands Police on behalf of High Net Worth foreign nationals.


In the Press- Success for couple after long running fraud allegation stopped in the Crown Court


In the Press- Success for couple after long running fraud allegation stopped in the Crown Court

Quentin Hunt was instructed to represent a couple in respect of fraud allegations. Following a long history of engagement by Quentin and negotiations and representations the case ended when the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued the case and Not Guilty verdicts entered against both defendants.


Success in Court of Appeal sees huge reduction in sentence.


Success in Court of Appeal sees huge reduction in sentence.

Quentin Hunts secures large reduction in sentence in Insolvency Service prosecution after successful appeal.


Quentin achieves Not Guilty verdict for City worker in Criminal Damage trial


Quentin achieves Not Guilty verdict for City worker in Criminal Damage trial

Mr GH was an IT worker in the City of London charged by the police with Criminal Damage contrary to the Criminal Damage Act 1971. For obvious reasons GH wanted to avoid having a criminal record and therefore selected specialist Direct Access Barrister Quentin Hunt to represent him at Court.


Police take No Further Action against Political Protester after Quentin’s intervention


Police take No Further Action against Political Protester after Quentin’s intervention

Mr JM attended a political protest at London’s Speaker’s Corner in October 2020. During the protests he was arrested for Criminal Damage and two charges of assaulting a Police Officer. He was subsequently summonsed to Court and faced three separate criminal charges. He instructed Direct Access Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt to look after his interests and secure the best result possible.


Quentin Achieves Absolute Discharge in Planning Enforcement case


Quentin Achieves Absolute Discharge in Planning Enforcement case

Quentin Hunt represented Mrs JC, a professional landlady who appeared before the Crime Courts in respect of a failure to comply with the terms of a planning enforcement notice. In mitigation for Mrs JC Quentin persuaded the Court to pass a sentence of an Absolute Discharge upon Mrs JC. This is the lowest possible sentence that can be passed by a Criminal Court by law and is a sentence which is rarity- Home Office statistics show Absolute Discharges are given in a mere 0.7% of cases. The effect of this sentence is that Mrs JC was categorised as having not been convicted of a criminal offence. This was important for Mrs JC in respect of her applications for finance, her travel and her general character. She was delighted with the sentence passed.


Quentin saves client £162,000 in Planning Enforcement POCA case.


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. Through detailed negotiations Quentin saved his client over £162,000 from the amount sought by the council.


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 saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution.


Quentin saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution.

Quentin saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution. RBUK PLC is a large multinational corporation and is one of the 25 largest companies listed on the London Stock exchange. When one of their group companies were accused of health and safety failings after an accident at one of their manufacturing plants they sought the assistance of Quentin Hunt to act as their counsel for Court proceedings.


No criminal charges brought against Politician after Quentin’s assistance.


No criminal charges brought against Politician after Quentin’s assistance.

Mr xx is a prominent member of a major UK political party. He was subject to a complaint to Police and criminal investigation in respect of a number of unsubstantiated allegations of criminal behaviour. No criminal charges were brought by police against the Politician after Quentin’s assistance.


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.


Quentin achieves variation in Restraining Order


Quentin achieves variation in Restraining Order

The variation of a restringing order is a factually and legally complicated area of law. A specialist lawyer in this area will be able to present an application effectively so as to give it the best chance of success. Quentin Hunt is a specialist Criminal Barrister who has over 20 years’ experience dealing with restraining orders; he approaches all cases, big or small, with the same level of professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm. If you find yourself wanting to vary a restraining order you may contact Quentin for a free no obligation conversation about your case.


Quentin achieves Not Guilty verdict for City worker in Insurance Fraud case.


Quentin achieves Not Guilty verdict for City worker in Insurance Fraud case.

Quentin Hunt, barrister at law achieves success in Fraud Act 2006 prosecution.


Prosecution offer no evidence against client following representations at the Crown Court.


Prosecution offer no evidence against client following representations at the Crown Court.

Quentin achieves Not Guilty result in case involving failure to comply with notification requirements under s9 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003


Quentin persuades Police and CPS to take no action in Harassment case.


Quentin persuades Police and CPS to take no action in Harassment case.

Quentin persuades Police and CPS to take no action in Harassment case.