Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licensing is strictly regulated, more so than most other types of licensing.  Cleary there are good reasons for this however such a strictly regulated regime also such as hackney carriage and private hire licensing also...
TfL blanket PH revocation – Proportionate and lawful?

TfL blanket PH revocation – Proportionate and lawful?

FollowFollowFollowFollow We have had a number of enquiries from Transport for London (TfL) private hire drivers whose licences have been revoked following the qualifications scam exposed by the BBC. In response, TfL has issued a blanket revocation of any private hire...
Statutory duties on licence holders and sanctions

Convictions and cautions – what to report?

FollowFollowFollowFollow I have extensively written about fit and proper and what this means for licence holders and applicants for a taxi or private hire licence.  In my previous PHTM article, “Offences – What are the odds of getting a licence?”, I looked at some...
Medically fit and proper

Medically fit and proper

FollowFollowFollowFollow Taxi and private hire licence holder must be medically fit and proper people in order to hold a licence.  Assessing the fitness of a licence holder or applicant involves a number of assessments including those relating to the medical fitness...

Taxi Defence Barristers secure victory in TfL case

Taxi Defence Barristers (a subsidiary of Kings View Chambers) represented an applicant (Mr MA) who was refused a private hire licence by TfL.  He was refused on the basis of a DBS entry conviction dating back to 2012-2013 concerning the supply of Class B drugs....