DPTAC position on taxis and PHVs

DPTAC position on taxis and PHVs

FollowFollowFollowFollow The importance of taxis for disabled people The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) has published its proposals for taxi and PHV services to become more fully accessible to disabled travellers. The DPTAC said: “Taxis and...
Virtual Licensing Committees

Virtual Licensing Committees

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi Defence Barristers are often contacted by taxi and private hire applicants and licence holders who were not represented before licensing committees or panels and subsequently had their licences revoked, suspended or refused.  Applicants...
A guide to the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards

A guide to the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards

FollowFollowFollowFollow Last week the Government published statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards.  This guidance will change the face of taxi and PH licensing.  Both new applicants and existing licence holders will be affected by the statutory guidance....
Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Guidance Issued

Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Guidance Issued

FollowFollowFollowFollow The government has issued its statutory taxi and private hire guidance to local authorities.  In the statutory guidance, the Government said that “The Department therefore expects these recommendations to be implemented unless there is a...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

FollowFollowFollowFollow As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the licensed hackney carriage and private hire trades, we look at some legal considerations of the most common issues facing the trade. Partition screens – legal considerations Why protective...
COVID19 – Common Issues Affecting the Trade

Taxi Equality duty and Covid19

FollowFollowFollowFollow The current pandemic and social distancing restrictions does not absolve licensed drivers from their duties under the Equality Act.  The same duties and responsibilities that applied prior to the pandemic continues to apply today including...