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 dependants. The Home Office details circumstances in which a revocation or suspension may be issued.
Home Office advice on the Revocation / Suspension of a Licence
‘If we judge it necessary to revoke a licence we will write to the licence holder, providing the basis for our decision and inviting them to supply further information. They will then have 21 days from the date on our revocation letter to provide a response. Their response may address any factual errors in our assessment (for example, an error concerning identity, or an error in assessing their competence or criminal history). We may also invite them to provide mitigating information if their criminality does not place them in the automatic refusal category.
If we do not receive a response from the licence holder within the 21 days the decision to revoke their licence will automatically take effect. We will not write again to confirm this. Once the decision to revoke their licence takes effect they will have 21 days in which to exercise a right of appeal to a Magistrates’ Court or Sheriff Court.
If the licence holder does send in a response we will give it due consideration, and we will write to them to inform them of our final decision. If we decide it is still necessary to revoke their licence they will then have 21 days from the date of this second decision letter in which to exercise a right of appeal to a Magistrates’ Court or Sheriff Court.
Once our decision is made we have no power to revisit that decision, no matter how good the mitigation or obvious the factual error, without the direction of a court.
If the licence holder appeals against the revocation their licence remains valid during the appeal process and they can continue to work while the appeal is pending.’
We are here to help!
Our expert team of barristers specialise in helping drivers with a taxi licence revoked appeal. We continue to have had significant success in challenging the decisions of TFL (Transport for London) and the PCO (Public Carriage Office) to refuse to renew licenses or decisions to revoke them. This can be on the basis of criminal convictions, issues of medical fitness or a failure to notify. Our taxi driver defence barristers take very seriously the responsibility of our guiding clients through what can seem a quite arbitrary and complicated system. We make sure they understand at each stage what is happening and why.
Please contact us to discuss your taxi license revoked appeal