Criminal Defence Blog


Off duty police officer receives not guilty verdict in assault trial


Off duty police officer receives not guilty verdict in assault trial

Quentin achieves not guilty verdict for client in Southampton Crown Court.


Quentin achieves discontinuance of prosecution in Malicious Communications case


Quentin achieves discontinuance of prosecution in Malicious Communications case

Quentin assists client by way of successful pre-court representations to CPS over offensive communications case.


Client avoids jail in Death by Dangerous Driving case


Client avoids jail in Death by Dangerous Driving case

Quentin Hunt acts in Death by Dangerous Driving case before Swansea Crown Court.


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.


Court of Appeal victory sees reduction in Sentence in Dangerous Driving case


Court of Appeal victory sees reduction in Sentence in Dangerous Driving case

Mr TP pleaded guilty to an offence of Dangerous Driving contrary to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988...


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 acts in Coroner’s Inquest on behalf of family of deceased Prison Officer. Coroner orders Secretary of State for Prisons to produce a ‘Report to prevent future deaths’.


Quentin acts in Coroner’s Inquest on behalf of family of deceased Prison Officer. Coroner orders Secretary of State for Prisons to produce a ‘Report to prevent future deaths’.

Quentin Hunt, instructed by Borneo Martell LLP Solicitors, acted on behalf of the family of Miss KH, a Prison Officer who took her own life while in employment at HMP Bedford.


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.