Criminal Defence Blog


Self driving cars and the law - more problems than answers


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.


Success for FTSE 100 company in s20 Environmental notice appeal


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.


s172 Planning enforcement notices


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.


What Are The Requirements Of The New HMO Regulations


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.


Quentin acts in successful prosecution resulting in £1M fine


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.


Quentin Hunt invited to speak at prestigious Social Media Conference


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


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


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.


Personal liability of directors for criminal offences


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


Direct Access Litigation Qualified Barrister


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.


New health and safety rules for the self-employed


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.