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Taxi licence (hackney carriage) and private hire licence appeals

This month, our Nottingham taxi licence solicitor Denney Lau successfully assisted Mr S in obtaining his taxi licence at a Nottingham council.

Mr S had his taxi licence revoked by the council 2 years ago and his application to another council was refused last year. At both previous committee hearings Mr S was unrepresented – highlighted how a taxi licence solicitor can assist with the chances of success.

Mr S had been a taxi driver for 15 years before having a brief confrontation with a Community Protection Officer for Taxi Enforcement.  Although no criminal investigation or criminal conviction resulted from this incident, having viewed the body worn footage, the original committee revoked Mr S’s licence on the basis that his behaviour meant that he was no longer a fit and proper person (Sections 51, 55, and 59 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (Part II).

Mr S then reapplied a year later but failed to disclose the previous revocation, resulting in the Council again deciding he was not a fit and proper person on the basis that he did not act with honesty and integrity throughout the application process.

Mr S sought assistance from our taxi licence solicitor, Denney Lau.  Mr S was advised of the law and the documents that were needed to provide to the committee.  Denney then produced a defence bundle and represented Mr S at the committee meeting in front of 13 councillors.

In the capacity of a taxi licence solicitor, Denney used his in depth of knowledge in taxi licence law and made strong and persuasive representations which resulted in the council granting the application.

Mr S was delighted with the result and that his livelihood can now resume once more.

Whilst taxi licencing matters are not covered under the Legal Aid Scheme our competitive rates allow us to provide a comprehensive service on your behalf.

We have offices across the East Midlands and provide nationwide advice and representation.  Find your nearest office here, or use the contact form to get in contact with one of our taxi licence solicitors.

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