Fraud & Serious Financial Crime

Specialist support for fraud cases

Fraud cases and fraud offences are notoriously complicated and can have extremely serious consequences. If you are involved in such charges the right legal representation is vital.

Acknowledged by the Legal 500 as “a specialist in fraud and serious financial crime”, Quentin Hunt is widely respected amongst peers and clients for his expertise in fighting fraud and money laundering cases. Having worked in the City as an equity analyst in a fund management house before coming to the Bar, Quentin is a fraud Barrister who has a unique understanding of the complexities of fraud cases and the workings of financial institutions.

Now you can instruct Quentin directly without any solicitor’s intervention, thanks to the Direct Access scheme. Simply contact Quentin for a free initial telephone consultation to explore your options.

The benefits of instructing Quentin

  • An intricate knowledge of the inner working environment of financial institutions, transactions and instruments;
  • A reputation for possessing an “easy manner” and “ferocious intellect”, said to “reduce the most complex cases to a level that is easily understood by a jury”
  • An complete and personal commitment to each client, from early stage advice through to case conclusion;
  • ‘Gamekeeper turned poacher’ - Quentin was a previous member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ list of HM Revenue and Customs specialist prosecution barristers. For 9 years he prosecuted
  • some of the highest profile fraud cases in the UK. He now only defends in Fraud cases. His inside knowledge of prosecution practice and procedure gives his clients a unique insight into the tactical advantage in the management of their cases.


Quentin’s specialisms

  • Banking fraud
  • VAT and Tax fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Fraudulent trading
  • Advance fee frauds
  • Pharmaceutical frauds
  • Boiler room frauds
  • Insider dealing
  • Mortgage frauds
  • Conspiracy to defraud

Quentin’s track record in fraud cases

  • Just 6 years after qualifying, Quentin became one of the youngest barristers ever to lead a fraud case, earning him his reputation as one of the UK’s best criminal barristers;
  • Quentin represents company directors, FTSE 100 companies, banks and financial institutions before the criminal courts and the financial regulators;
  • He is an expert in money laundering and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and trains other Barristers on the subject as well as lecturing on the subject at institutions such as the College of Law;
  • He is often the leading barrister in cases so complex that they require two Barristers to represent a defendant;
  • Quentin’s comprehensive knowledge of fraud law is complemented by his previous experience as a city equity analyst, where he handled complex financial transactions and proceedings on a daily basis.

Pharmaceutical Fraud

Quentin specialises in defending cases of Pharmaceutical Fraud; especially in cases brought by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He has acted in many such cases including R v KM and others which was described by the Times newspapers as “the largest prosecution ever brought by the MHRA”.

Quentin is adept in providing legal advice to those being investigated by the MHRA prior to prosecution and has particular skill in advising clients in how to conclude matters without a prosecution being brought.

If you are being investigated by the MHRA or have an MHRA prosecution against you then use the contact section of this site to have a free, no obligation conversation with Quentin.


Recent Fraud cases led by Quentin

R v MM: Lead counsel in a City of London Police ‘boiler room’ fraud case relating to the mis-selling of carbon credits and diamonds. The Daily Mail described the operation of the Fraud as: “a 'Wolf of Wall Street' boiler room”

R v CS: Lead counsel in FCA prosecution of a multi million-pound Land Bank Fraud described by the Financial Times as “one of the biggest examples of organised investment fraud in the UK” and known to be second largest prosecution undertaken in the history of the Financial Conduct Authority;

R v AS: Lead counsel in a multi-million-pound mortgage fraud scheme based in Ipswich described by the BBC as: “a massive fraud on lending institutions.”

R v GK: £9 million fraud allegation within a major international property consortium. Described as a “sophisticated property fraud” by the Daily Telegraph ;

R v DC: Lead counsel in a nationally reported case of misconduct by a manager at HSBC. Described by the Daily Mail as: “…a serious fraud of its type. This was a thoroughly dishonest operation made possible by many acts of deception.

R v SST: Sole counsel representing a senior manager in the Lloyds TSB group;

R v GW: Junior counsel in a £16m Ponzi fraud scheme, the Sun newspaper described the defendant as “the Essex Bernie Madoff.”

R v CS: Junior counsel in a £64 million missing trader inter community VAT tax fraud case, described by The Guardian as “…a trial which laid bare the way in which gangland figures have been drawn to a sophisticated fraud that costs British taxpayers millions of pounds every day.”

If you need a fraud offences or financial crime barrister with an established reputation for excellence and results, Quentin is ready to discuss any aspect of your fraud offences case. If you need legal advice on fraud offences simply contact Quentin. Alternatively, to find out more on Quentin's successes relating to Fraud offence cases you can visit his criminal defence blog or read some his success stories.