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.


Changes to the DBS Filtering Regime


Changes to the DBS Filtering Regime

Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt examines recent changes to the DBS filtering regime and disclosure of convictions and cautions to employers.


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 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.