Issues surrounding taxi licensing can be frustrating and complex. If you have been refused a license, even the appeal process can sometimes result in decisions that seem both unreasonable and disproportionate. Often, Local Authorities fail to properly apply local policy, or may appear to have a distorted view of what it means to be a “fit and proper” person.
Whether you are facing refusal, revocation or suspension of a taxi licence, our lawyers at Reeds can help you. We provide expert advice and representation with all aspects of the taxi licensing process.
Whether you have a Hackney Carriage licence, a Private Hire driver licence, Operator or Fleet Operator licence, we provide our clients with advice on and representation for:
- Driving offences;
- All taxi licensing appeals;
- Written representations for disciplinary hearings; and
- Advocacy in disciplinary hearings or appeals before Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts
Appeals against Licensing Authority decisions are made to the local Magistrates, and involve a complete re-hearing of the case. The Licensing Authority will instruct a lawyer to try and persuade the Magistrates to uphold their decision and they will often prepare written arguments to support their case. It is therefore vital that you instruct a lawyer with the necessary expertise to forcefully present and argue your case. At Reeds, we can help you prepare those arguments and persuade the Magistrates that they should reverse the Local Authority’s decision.
We can offer you an initial face to face conference with one of our licensing lawyers for a fixed fee of £100 + VAT.
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