Taxi Legal - Taxi Defence Barristers BlogTaxi Legal articles and topics relating to taxi licence refusal and revocation.
At taxi defence barristers we have always advocated that there is a value in writing to a licensing authority to ask them to reconsider a decision. Sadly however we are seeing increasing numbers of drivers approaching us for advice on appealing decisions when no...read more
The purpose of this blog entry is to describe what the fit and proper person test is, who it applies to and its practical application. The test applies to licensed drivers for both hackney carriages and private hire vehicles (phv) and also to private hire operators....read more
Transport for London’s new online process makes the entire process applying and renewing taxi and private hire licenses quicker and easier. You will first register online at the following transport for London Link...read more
For many blind and disabled people, the use of a guide/assistance dogs are crucial to allowing them to navigate their way around towns and cities and thus giving them a level of independence. Recent statistics conducted by Guide Dogs UK says that three in every four...read more
Fit and Proper Person Test The ‘Fit and Proper Person Test’ is part of the process of safeguarding the public. The Local Government Association issue guidance on taxi and PHV licensing. In their introduction they set out their remit, stating that the...read more
What does Revoked Taxi License Mean When looking into the question of ‘what does Revoked Taxi License Mean?’ you quickly find that the law is complex and takes into account a number for factors. After a complaint is made to the Public Carriage Office about...read more
How to Become a Taxi Driver How to Become a Taxi Driver – London Black Cab drivers need to acquire ‘the Knowlege’. As taxis can be hailed in the street and asked to go anywhere, London taxi drivers must have a thorough knowledge of the capital. This...read more
Public Carriage Office Complaints Public Carriage Office Complaints occur from time to time when a customer’s experience of a taxi journey can be less than they hoped it would be. The Public Carriage Office has the facility to investigate incidents in order to ensure...read more
Taxi Driver Laws UK Taxi Driver Laws UK related to Black Cab complaints and Minicab complaints are summarised in Transport for London’s Abstract of Laws, (TfL) General guidance on hackney carriage law for London’s licensed taxi drivers.The Abstract of the laws...read more
Taxi Licence Taxi Licence issues in London are governed by Transport for London (TfL), Their website provides a gateway to find out how to become a taxi or private hire licensee also provides the latest notices for current drivers. The TfL website also gives advice...read more
Hackney Carriage Laws Hackney Carriage Laws apply to hackney carriages (which is also variously called a cabs, black cabs, hack or London taxis). ‘Hackney Carrage’ is an old fashioned term that goes right back to 1654 when the UK parliament approved...read more
Taxi Licensing The main TfL (Transport for London) website is a useful source of information for taxi licensing. Their remit is to license London’s taxi and private hire drivers to ensure a safe and reliable service for the public. TfL maintain links for...read more
Taxi Driver Legal Service Do you need a taxi driver legal service? Chances are that question may not have even occurred to you till something happens out of the blue where taxi regulations may have been accidentally infringed, Black Cab complaints are made about your...read more
Black Cab Complaints Black Cab Complaints occur from time to time. Whilst It should be noted that driver complaints make up a very small percentage of the total annual taxi journeys taken. When a customer makes a complaint, they need to ensure that the following...read more
Black Cab Regulation vs Uber Black Cab Regulation vs Uber – It is clear that different rules apply to Black Cabs/Hackney Carraiges and Uber drivers. The rapidly growing Uber business model has global reach and raises questions of safety, fairness and regulation....read more
Taxi License Revoked Appeal Taxi License Revoked Appeal If you are facing taxi license revocation, you need to think about making a Taxi License Revoked Appeal. Getting your license revoked can have a devastating effect on your career, your livelihood and your...read more
Taxi License Refusal Have you had you taxi license refused? We don’t underestimate impact a taxi license refusal can have on your career and livelihood of a taxi driver and also your family. Taxi license refusal process according to the Home Office If we judge...read more
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Taxi Defence Barristers are taxi legal team who specialise in helping drivers who have had their licences refused or revoked. Our barristers have challenged the decisions of TfL and the PCO for many clients. We don’t underestimate importance of guiding clients through the complexities of hackney carriage and private hire laws. We ensure our clients understand at each stage what is going on.
Please contact us to discuss your taxi license refusal or revocation.