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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.
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...
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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.