Criminal Defence Blog


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.


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 saves client £162,000 in Planning Enforcement POCA case.


Quentin saves client £162,000 in Planning Enforcement POCA case.

Quentin Hunt was instructed by Harper Odell Solicitors to represent their client in respect of a Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) case. The defendant owned rental properties in London and had failed to comply with the terms of a Planning Enforcement Notice issued under s172 of the Town a Country Planning Act 1990. Through detailed negotiations Quentin saved his client over £162,000 from the amount sought by the council.


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 saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution.


Quentin saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution.

Quentin saves FTSE 100 company £400,000 in Health and Safety prosecution. RBUK PLC is a large multinational corporation and is one of the 25 largest companies listed on the London Stock exchange. When one of their group companies were accused of health and safety failings after an accident at one of their manufacturing plants they sought the assistance of Quentin Hunt to act as their counsel for Court proceedings.