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The latest DfT figures show the private hire sector continues to enjoy significant growth. What are the factors contributing to this and at whose expense?
Practical considerations for taxi and private hire licence holders with a criminal record with some practical advice and specific case examples.
TfL statement released on Uber’s application for renewal of their operating licence in London.
Taxi Defence Barristers’ Lead Counsel Stephen McCaffrey represented Mr AH who, after being licensed for over 12 years, had his licence revoked following convictions.
“The Court quashed the revocation, ordered TfL to pay a significant proportion of Mr NS’ legal fees and pay Mr NS a fixed amount of money to compensate him.”
Taxi Defence Barristers represented an applicant (Mr MA) who was refused a private hire licence by TfL based on a DBS entry conviction.
“Weeks before the appeal date, TfL considered the evidence served by Taxi Defence Barristers and decided they no longer wished to contest our appeal.”
If you are referred to a licensing committee, it is important you understand your rights, understand what is likely to happen and what to expect.
Taxi and private hire drivers who deserve recognition will be celebrated during the inaugural ‘Parliamentary Taxi and Private hire driver awards’.
We are often asked about non-conviction information and whether licensing authorities an rely on this type of information to make decisions about the fitness of an applicant or licence holder.
What the case against Halton Borough Council demonstrates is the need for councils to properly comply with its statutory responsibilities and duties.
DEFRA has finally issued its statutory guidance on plans to setup a national taxi/PH emissions database to enforce Clean Air Zones.
The Welsh Government’s response to its improving public transport consultation shows a resounding no for its proposal to consolidate taxi licensing under a single authority.
LinkedIn Twitter The Crown Court has overturned a decision by Halton Borough Council to refuse 13 hackney carriage (taxi) licences and remitted the matter back to the council with “strong” recommendation to undertake unmet demand survey. The owner of Frodsham &...
Stephen McCaffrey, head of Kings View Chambers and Taxi Defence Barristers, secures Hackney Carriage driver’s licence in “racism complaint” appeal case.
Taxi Defence Barristers have obtained a Crown Court Order quashing decisions by Transport for London (TfL) and the Magistrates Court in a licence refusal case.
Taxi Defence Barristers have successfully appealed a decision by Transport for London (TfL) in a private hire licence refusal case.
In this article I will look at the current position with regards to fit and proper and then how this will change in the near future once the statutory guidance is adopted.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a number of taxi and PHV reform workshops in June and July to hear your views.
It has been reported that Google is testing a new Google Maps safety feature that will warn passengers when a taxi/PH driver deviates from its route.
It is clear that the draft statutory will have an impact on the licensed trade and in this article I want to focus on those specific measures and proposal.
In this article, I will consider what impact the forthcoming statutory guidance will have on decision making by licensing authorities in similar circumstances.
Glasgow City Council’s refusal of my client’s (Rosy and Pink Cars Ltd) application for a new booking office licence has been widely reported in the Scottish media.
“Blanket licensing may be disproportionate and should only be used where there is a strong justification” the Commissioner said in its response to the DfT consultation.
Taxi and private hire licensing exists to ensure that only those judged to be fit and proper are licensed. Taxi and private hire applicants and drivers are subject to a range of assessments to test whether they are fit and proper.
The legislation that will require licensing authorities to submit certain taxi and private hire vehicle licensing information to a central database will come into force on 1 May 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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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.