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I understand that a review of your taxi or private hire licence before a licensing committee/panel can be very upsetting and stressful. It is important not to panic.read more
Sadiq Khan has reportedly told London cab drivers that they must seek their own legal advice on the ability for them to take pre-booked app jobs outside of London. I have provided some preliminary thoughts on the issue.read more
An in-depth look at McNutt v Transport for London  EWHC 365 (Admin) and what the case’s ruling means for designated taxis and private hire vehicles carrying wheelchairs.read more
Due to the lack of Government action, TfL must find its own “creative” solutions to up taxi & private hire standards in the capital to avoid “a race to the bottom”.read more
There have recently been a number of news reports about taxi passengers being left stranded by licensed drivers who refused to take them on short journeys.
When does the law permit a taxi driver to refuse a fare?read more
It seems certain that the Government will introduce minimum standards for taxi and private hire drivers. Will this be the answer to drivers seeking licences in areas where they have no intention of working?read more
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, there may be implications for EU and EEA nationals working as taxi and private hire drivers in the UK.read more
Following the recent High Court ruling that Uber vehicles are not guilty of illegally plying for hire when they work where they are not licensed, but is this the end of the ride hailing issues?read more
The High Court has confirmed that switching your taximeter on before you assist a disabled person – even if you do not actually charge them – is an office under the Equality Act 2010.read more
The Government has postponed plans to introduce mandatory tax registration checks for taxi and private hire drivers.read more
The recently published Government response to the taxi and private hire task and finish group report lacks a real understanding of the trade’s day to day struggle.read more
The Government has confirmed that from May, taxi and private hire national database will be mandatory.read more
The DfT response and consultation following the taxi Task & Finish Group report including, mandatory CCTV requirement, cross border enforcement, national standards, mandatory training etc.read more
The High Court has today held that use of the Uber app does not amount to plying for hire.read more
The London Night Time Commission has called on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to promote the use and growth of “digital taxi firms” in capital.read more
It is the time to the year when licensing authorities are setting their fees for the next financial year. It is important that taxi and private hire licence holders understand the law relating to fee setting.read more
The Government has recently lost a Supreme Court ruling which may result in a change to the way they process criminal records checks for, amongst others, taxi and private hire drivers.read more
Whilst Government is still wondering how to regulate the use of smartphone apps and ride hailing services, innovation has moved on to autonomous taxis.read more
Taxi legal services when you need them
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.