Criminal Defence Blog


How to stop noisy neighbours- section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990


How to stop noisy neighbours- section 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990

Leading Criminal Barrister Quentin Hunt explains how to obtain section 82 Environmental Protection Act court orders against noisy or nuisance neighbours.


Quentin achieves acquittal for Dentist in Stalking case.


Quentin achieves acquittal for Dentist in Stalking case.

Mr ZS was accused of stalking, contrary to section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Quentin achieves acquittal for client.


Planning Enforcement prosecution stayed as an abuse of process by Crown Court, full defence costs awarded.


 Planning Enforcement prosecution stayed as an abuse of process by Crown Court, full defence costs awarded.

Mr AE was prosecuted by Ealing Borough Council for breach of a planning enforcement notice under section 172 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1997. He instructed Quentin Hunt, a specialist Planning Enforcement Barrister, to represent his interests...


Quentin achieves over £300,000 reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act order


Quentin achieves over £300,000 reduction in Proceeds of Crime Act order

Quentin was instructed to act on a Direct Public Access basis by Mr AS who had been convicted of drug dealing offences....


Quentin Hunt ensures that HSBC and authorities unfreeze Bank account on behalf of Jewellers


Quentin Hunt ensures that HSBC and authorities unfreeze Bank account on behalf of Jewellers

BBW Ltd are Jewellers who operate a large-scale business purchasing and selling high value wrist watches. Without warning or notice, they were informed that their bank had frozen their business account.


Quentin secures Police investigation for client in Victim’s Right to Review success


Quentin secures Police investigation for client in Victim’s Right to Review success

Quentin drafted and submitted a detailed application on behalf of Mr PL under the ‘Victim’s Right to Review’ scheme...


Quentin achieves non-custodial sentence in perverting the Course of Justice case.


Quentin achieves non-custodial sentence in perverting the Course of Justice case.

Quentin Hunt was instructed on a direct public access basis to act on behalf of Mr LK, who was before the Lincoln Crown Court accused of an offence of Perverting the Course of Justice.


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.


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 interviewed by The Times and The Mirror on Princess Diana legal issue.


Quentin interviewed by The Times and The Mirror on Princess Diana legal issue.

Following Quentin’s provision of legal analysis in the ground-breaking Channel 4 Documentary – ‘Diana- the truth behind the interview’ there has been a groundswell of press and public interest in the allegations that Martin Bashir, a BBC journalist used forged documents to secure his famous Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 1995. As a result of significant public interest in this matter, Quentin has been interviewed by a number of national press publications for comment,


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.