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London cab drivers pre-booked work outside London

London cab drivers pre-booked work outside London

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.
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Refusing fares – what is the law?

Refusing fares – what is the law?

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?
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Minimum standards for taxi & private hire drivers

DfT task group response and consultation

The DfT response and consultation following the taxi Task & Finish Group report including, mandatory CCTV requirement, cross border enforcement, national standards, mandatory training etc.
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Taxi & private hire fees

Taxi & private hire fees

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.
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Return to base or right or roam?

In recent months, the debate on the legalities of cross-border hiring has seen no abating. There have been several judicial decisions on the matter and of course the taxi finish and task group has made recommendations to Government to legislate in order to address concerns and close the “loop”.
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Cross-border hiring: Is enforcement mandatory?

There are a variety of arguments put forward on what is, and is not, lawful in respect of cross-border hiring practices. The complication for the licensed trade is that these are only legal options. Ultimately what is needed is the judgement of at least the High Court.
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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.