CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG

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The Bribery Act 2010 replaced a complex web of outdated legislation and common law with a single regime of Bribery offences.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.

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

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.

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.

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).