Licensing taxis: what do I need to know?
Anyone wanting to operate a taxi will need a licence. While the process is relatively straightforward, it is always worth making sure you have met all the conditions. If you have applied for a licence but been refused, or if your licence has been revoked, there may be good reasons to challenge these decisions. myBarrister can put you in touch with a barrister who is expert in licensing who will be able to assist you quickly and cost-effectively.
The law about licensing for taxis is likely to be changed soon, following a consultation exercise that began in 2012. The new law is intended to clarify the distinction between black cabs and private hire trades (mini cabs) and which licences apply in each case. If you operate a taxi or minicab, your barrister will be able to advise on any changes that you need to make.
Why do I need a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice on a taxi licensing matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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Gary Grant is recognised as one of the country's leading specialist licensing barristers by both the main independent legal directories (Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide). Having previously been cited as the "first choice licensing barrister for the Metropolitan Police" (Chambers UK Guide 2011) he is now increasingly sought after by private...
I am a barrister at Nexus, the Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC.
I specialise in advising and representing clients in taxi/private hire (either as operators or individuals) and alcohol licensing cases. My many years as a criminal barrister combined with my civil practice mean i am ideally placed to deal with such cases. I am able to assist with...
Forz Khan has over 30 year’s experience in licensing law, undertaking his first licensing case in 1985, which gives him a clear advantage above others. He has the experience of a QC - but without the expense of a QC. If you want to get the right result in your Licensing case then you need look no further.
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I am an experienced licensing lawyer with a good grasp of the practical problems regularly encountered in this area of law. I have appeared for both licensees and the licensing authorities in magistrates court appeals. I sit as an advisor to Licensing Sub Committees. I will work with you to present your case in its best possible light.
I have dealt with all forms of licensing work from taxi drivers to SIA to alcohol and entertainment licences. I have worked in licensing in one form or another for over twenty years having managed pubs, clubs and hotels myself. This experience is unparalleled among barristers and gives my clients a huge advantage when dealing with Local Authorities and...