CRIMINAL DEFENCE BARRISTER BLOG

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Success for FTSE 100 company in s20 Environmental notice appeal

Quentin was instructed on behalf of a multi-national UK Publically Listed Company to appeal a notice served upon them under s20 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Monday, October 08, 2018

s172 Planning enforcement notices

What do you do if I have been served with a planning enforcement notice? What are the consequences of non compliance with a planning enforcement notice? Quentin reveals all.

Friday, September 28, 2018

What Are The Requirements Of The New HMO Regulations

It is an offence to let a HMO without a licence. If you do so, the Local Housing Authority will have two options. The first will be to impose a civil penalty of up to £30,000 under section 249A of the Housing Act 2004. The other option open to the Local Housing Authority is to pursue a prosecution against you under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Quentin acts in successful prosecution resulting in £1M fine

Following successful prosecution, the company was fined £1,000,000.00 and ordered to pay the costs of the Health and Safety Executive.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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

Monday, March 21, 2016

Harassment of tenants by landlords or their agents - Protection from Eviction Act 1977

In this article we will look at the offence of unlawful harassment set out in section 1 of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Personal liability of directors for criminal offences

This article will explore the general principles of personal liability of directors for criminal offences and examine what I have found to be the most common examples of such liability coming before the criminal courts

Monday, September 21, 2015

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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New health and safety rules for the self-employed

Quentin Hunt, barrister at 2 Bedford Row and a member of the Attorney General's 'A List' of approved advocates for health and safety and regulatory work, explains what changes will mean in practice.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Quentin Hunt acts in Uber Prosecution

Quentin Hunt acting on behalf of Transport For London has concluded the successful prosecution of the controversial App based Private Hire Vehicle Operator Uber for road traffic offences. Read further to find out more..

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Health and Safety Sentencing Success

Quentin appeared on behalf of FA who had been the Principal Contractor on a large scale commercial building project in South East London. Following the collapse of a structure at the site a 92 year old woman suffered near fatal injuries. The defendant pleaded guilty to an offence under regulation 28(2) of the Construction (Design and Management ) Regulations 2007.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Success in Work at Height Regulations trial

Quentin acted in the case of the Health and Safety Executive v Mark Hayes, a trial at Southwark Crown Court. The case centred around an allegation of a breach of the defendant's duties under Regulation 4 of the Work At Height Regulations 2005 in respect of scaffolding works. Read further to find out more..

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Section 7 - Health and Safety at Work Act

Section 7 of the HSWA puts a duty upon employees to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions at work.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Food Hygiene Success

Food Hygiene Success at Woolwich Crown Court

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Careless or Inconsiderate Driving (Road Traffic Act 1988 section 3)

Careless or Inconsiderate Driving (Road Traffic Act 1988 section 3) but what does careless driving actually mean?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Health & Safety Success

Health & Safety Success

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Health and Safety Conviction

Health and Safety Conviction