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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the licensed trade, we look at some legal considerations of the most common issues facing the trade.
In this article we will look at the equality duties that are placed on taxi & PHV drivers and whether social distancing measures can be a reasonable excuse.
The Government’s additional public health measures has been much debate about masks in taxis & PHVs. Is this a reasonable grounds for refusing a fare?
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Pollution has published its Strategy which contains provisions relevant to taxis.
In this article, I will look at the regulatory and legislative future for the taxi and private hire sector in this new” public transport revolution”.
Yesterday (13/05/20) the DfT issued the follow frequently asked questions relating to the taxi and PH trade.
Taxi Defence Barristers is partnering with the National Private Hire & Taxi Association to provide legal advice and assistance to the association’s members.
In this article, we look at remote hearing regulations, how the courts deal with licensing appeals & what all of this means in practice for licence holders.
MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, Nickie Aiken, is to introduce a 10-minute rule bill in an attempt to introduce the regulation of pedicabs in London.
Face to face licensing committees are cancelled in favour of remote hearings and officer decisions. Practical considerations for engaging with remote hearings.
The Department for Transport has written to licensing authorities with advice and information for the licensed taxi and private hire trade.
Researchers have found that ride-hailing trips increase the number of crashes at pick-up and drop-off locations.
LinkedIn Twitter DEFRA has decided to review the timetable for implementing Clean Air Zones (CAZs) amidst the current Covid-19 outbreak. DEFRA’s Joint Air Quality Unit is reported to have written to all stating: We are writing to all of our stakeholders to update...
The DfT has issued a call for evidence to support its Future of Transport Regulatory Review. Are there opportunities for the taxi or private hire trade?
In this article we will provide some guidance and answers to the most common questions asked by the trade during this time.
The Government has announced support for self-employment people, particularly relevant to licensed taxi and private hire drivers and vehicle proprietors.
Government confirms taxi and private hire drivers can continue to work.
With fears over the spread of the coronavirus, a reminder of the law on refusing fares.
In this article we will look at the use of conviction policies and penalty point schemes and consider the lawfulness of these particularly where these polices are framed in absolute terms.
“Uber drivers in South Gloucestershire will not be allowed to display ‘taxi’ on their cars”. What does the law say on PHV signage?
In Barrow, the trade have been told three year driver’s licences are the norm even close to retirement. What is the law on this and does special circumstances make a difference?
In this article we will look at the more common statutory duties placed in hackney carriage and private hire drivers, the sanctions and penalties attached to these and any rights of appeals.
LinkedIn Twitter Transport for London (TfL) will remove the ‘relevant vocational qualification’ concession for topographical skills. At the moment, there is a statutory requirement for private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to satisfy TfL that they have an appropriate...
Whilst the power to set fares is discretionary, most licensing authorities do. If you are licensed by a licensing authority that does regulate fares, there are a number of statutory rules that you must comply with.
Do you know the specific rules and laws that apply to wearing seatbelts in licensed vehicles and who is responsible?
It is the time of the year when licensing authorities are setting their fees for the next financial year and it is important that taxi and private hire licence holders understand the law.
R (on the application of Abdul Rehman on behalf of the Wakefield District Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Association) v Wakefield District Council and the Local Government Association (intervener)  EWCA Civ 2166
We have had a number of enquiries from TfL private hire drivers whose licences have been revoked following the qualifications scam exposed by the BBC. Is TfL’s decision proportionate and lawful?
In this article, I will consider what information regarding a licence holder’s criminal history must be declared to a licensing authority.
Can a committee or court decide on whether a taxi or private hire driver is fit and proper based on hearsay evidence?
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