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Topographical Skills Assessment

Currently in London there is a mandatory Topographical Skills Assessment for PHV drivers. This was agreed following a great deal of dialogue between TfL and Trade Representatives. Do you agree with the Law Commission that knowledge testing for private hire drivers, not only in Londonbut nationally, is an unnecessary regulatory requirement and should not be included … Continued

Case 3

Taxi Law are pleased to note that one of our most experienced Consultants last week represented a long term client at a tier 1Tax tribunal, successfully persuading the tribunal to grant the client permission to appeal vat estimates, which stretch back to 2011, against the usual 21 day estimate.

Uber

TfL and Uber had both argued at a one-day hearing earlier in October that the app was not a meter, and both organisations greeted the decision as a victory. The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA), which represents many of the 25,000 licensed taxi drivers in London, asked the judge to rule it was a meter … Continued

Change in legislation

Is your base prepared for the change brought about by the Deregulation Bill?? ‘Good news for operators and drivers’ Section 10 (taxis and private hire vehicles: duration of licence) Section 11 (private hire vehicles: sub-contracting); Our most recent work has included administrative re structuring for Operators to position themselves in the best way to avail … Continued

Case 1

Taxi Law are pleased to note that we have in the last month secured a lifting of an Operators suspension in the South East based on the grounds that it was an inappropriate measure to indefinitely suspend a license. The case was settled administratively just hours before the Court proceedings were due to start, saving … Continued

Case 2

Taxi Law are pleased to note that last week we secured the total acquittal of a driver who had been wrongly accused of an inappropriate act with a passenger. Due to the severe issues with the evidence and thanks to the brilliant advocacy provided by our instructed Barrister, our clients innocence was proven beyond doubt … Continued