Solicitors for Taxi Licensing DisputesExperienced Solicitors and Barristers representing Taxi Drivers and minicab operating firms
We regularly represent drivers and operators of Hackney Carriages (Taxi) and Private Hire Vehicles (PHV) in Birmingham, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Coventry and Burton upon Trent.
Taxi Licensing and Private Hire Licensing is a very complex area of law with strict conditions that must be complied with, it is vital that you receive the right legal advice and representation from the outset, so that you have the best chance of being granted or retaining your Taxi or Private Hire Licence and livelihood.
A Hackney Carriage (Taxi) Driver or Private Hire Vehicle Driver must satisfy the requirements of the DVLA and the appropriate Local Authority also has discretion on the conditions it chooses to impose upon a Private Hire or Taxi Driver.
If you are a Taxi Driver or Private Hire Driver / Operator, you are governed by Taxi Laws and you must obtain the right consent before operating for hire.
Kang & Co – Plying for Hire Solicitors
Hackney Carriages are permitted to pick up passengers from the taxi rank or by being hailed down in the street however, minicabs and private hire vehicles can only pick up passengers that have booked by calling the private hire operator. A private hire driver found to be collecting passengers without booking via the private hire operator would be at risk of having their licence revoked by a Local Authority as a result of potentially plying for hire.
A Local Authority has power to revoke, refuse or suspend your taxi licence for a breach of the regulations.
Kang & Co – Specialist Hackney Carriage (Taxi) and Private Hire Solicitors
As a specialist law firm dealing with taxi licensing disputes, we deal with all aspects of Taxi Licensing law and have been achieving successful outcomes for Private Hire Drivers, Hackney Carriage Drivers and Operators for many years.
We are a leading law firm in this field and have represented Taxi drivers at the Police Station, at Licensing Interviews, Licence Committee Hearings, at the Magistrate’ Court and Crown Court.
If you require expert legal advice and assistance from qualified Solicitor and Barrister, e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our lawyers will be in contact with you shortly.
Kang & Co Solicitors – Areas of Legal Expertise
Our experienced Solicitors and Barristers can assist you or your business in respect of the following:
- Licensing Appeals
- Licensing Restrictions
- Licensing Bans
- Disciplinary Hearings
- Driving Offences
- Criminal Offences
- Licensing Interviews
If you are considering lodging a taxi license appeal or a private hire licence appeal, the appeal must be lodged within the deadline, otherwise your appeal could be refused. The Local Authority will also instruct a lawyer to contest your appeal, therefore in order to have a realising chance of a successful appeal you should contact us today on 03452229955 to see how we can assist.
The ‘Fit and Proper Person’ test for Taxi Drivers
As a taxi driver, your licence could be revoked if you have been convicted of a criminal offence involving violence, dishonesty or indecency. If you are under investigation for a criminal offence, you should contact us immediately as a criminal conviction could result in your licence being suspended or revoked.
A criminal conviction for an offence should not be viewed as an absolute bar for consideration of a taxi licence.
There is no official definition of what is, and what is not a ‘fit and proper person’ as this would need to be determined on an individual basis. In most circumstances, the Local Authority or Court may consider ‘if they would feel comfortable for their family member to be a lone passenger with the driver’.
Taxi drivers have been included in the exempted professions in relation to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. When the Local Authority or Court is applying the “fit and proper person” test, all previous convictions including spent convictions will be taken into consideration.
Funding A Taxi Law Case
We offer our services on a ‘fixed fee’ basis which is agreed from the outset of the case, so that you are fully aware of the legal costs of protecting your licence. Our fixed fees vary depending upon the nature of the case, location of the hearing and the worked involved to prepare / present the case.
If you would like to know the cost of defending your licence, contact one of our specialist taxi licensing solicitors and they will be able to give you a no obligation cost estimate of your case.
Call our Taxi Licensing Solicitors on 0345 222 9955 for an initial free consultation about your case or send us a message via our Contact Page.
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