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The High Court will hear arguments touching on the legalities of ride-hailing apps and plying for hire in the forthcoming case of UTAG v TFL.
Minicab drivers are regulated by the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act, required to be of good character which is mainly determined by conviction history.
If your licence has been refused, suspended or revoked you should seriously consider an appeal – more often than not TfL decisions are overturned.
Taxi Defence Barristers successfully overturn a decision by Transport for London to revoke a driver’s licence.
Taxi Defence Barristers was successful in an appeal against a decision by Transport for London to not renew a taxi (hackney carriage) driver’s licence.
Mandatory tax checks will be imposed from April 2022 on all individuals, partnerships and companies applying for taxi or private hire licences in England and Wales.
The Department for Transport (DfT) have published safety screen guidance for drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs).
TfL are reviewing the use of in-vehicle closed circuit television (CCTV) in London’s black cab taxis and private hire vehicles.
Is a driver a “worker”? Overview of the Supreme Court ruling in Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others.
All private hire drivers are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency as part of Transport for London’s fit and proper assessment.
In this article, we will consider responses to alleged offences by TfL licence holders and the importance of legal advice and assistance.
TfL drivers of PHVs must be fit and proper. What is fit & proper, when can TfL refuse your application and what are your rights of appeal?
LinkedIn Twitter If you are licensed by the Transport for London (TfL) (also referred to the as the Public Carriage Office (PCO)) as a taxi or minicab (or private hire) driver, you must be, and remain a fit and proper person. TfL will undertake a range of assessments,...
The High Court has today (Wednesday 20 January 2021) ruled that the Mayor of
London and Transport for London (TfL) “acted unlawfully”
The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020.
The government has issued guidance for taxi and PHV sector on actions that drivers, operators and owners vehicles can take to protect against coronavirus.
In this article, we will look at some of these potentially legal difficulties in the guidance and what they mean, in practice, for the trade.
The Government is consulting on offences for using a hand-held mobile phones. These new offences will affect licensed taxi & private hire drivers.
With the rules and regulations changing as often as they do, here is a round up of the Covid secure rules as the relate to the taxi and PH licensed trade.
In this article, I want to focus on what the new statutory guidance says about criminal records checks.
Face coverings are now mandatory in all licensed taxis and PHVs, the required regulations and DfT advice has now been issued.
LinkedIn Twitter Further to our recent article, “Not accepting applications at the moment” – What are your options?”, the DfT has now written to licensing authorities to resume licensing. The letter states: “You will be aware that as the economy has started to...
Some licensing authorities are still not accepting new driver applications. What are the options available to applicants?
The Government has published a policy paper on measures to introduce tax checks for taxi/PH renewal applications.
‘Fit and proper’ is the cornerstone of taxi licensing. The statutory guidance will change the way licence holders are judged on their fitness.
The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) has published its proposals for taxi and PHV services to become more fully accessible to disabled travellers.
Licence holders should not underestimate the significance of a licensing committees because appeals can be drawn out, expensive and stressful.
Last week the Government published statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards. Download our quick reference guide.
The government has issued its statutory taxi and private hire guidance to local authorities.
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.
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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.