Nov 06, 2019
Three individuals last month pleaded guilty to selling dogs without a licence following what is believed to be the first prosecution under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
Nov 01, 2019
Outdated legislation and new technology have meant that councils are unable to take enforcement action against the rising number of unlicensed drivers operating in their area, the Local Government Association has warned.
Nov 01, 2019
A landlord who operated five unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) has been ordered to pay more than £25,000 after a prosecution by the London Borough of Redbridge.
Oct 23, 2019
A court has upheld a decision by Telford & Wrekin Council not to grant a convicted man a licence to drive a taxi or private hire vehicle (PHV).
Oct 07, 2019
Oldham Council has successfully defended a decision by its licensing panel to revoke a town centre nightclub after several incidents of disorder.
Sep 13, 2019
A district judge hearing a licensing appeal has the power under the Licensing Act 2003 to make a non-party costs award, a High Court judge has ruled.
Aug 21, 2019
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has extended local listing protection to 37 pubs of historic and cultural significance.
Aug 14, 2019
North Somerset Council, represented by Roy Light of St John’s Chambers, has defeated a Crown Court appeal brought by a driver over its licensing committee’s decision to revoke their licence with immediate effect.
Aug 12, 2019
A driver due to stand trial for a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs offence in September has failed in a legal challenge to a decision of St Albans City and District Council to revoke his hackney carriage driver’s licence, it has been reported.
Aug 07, 2019
A taxi driver has been ordered to pay £772 after he pleaded guilty to driving a taxi without a working licence.
Jul 25, 2019
A High Court judge has rejected a claim for judicial review of a decision removing the exemption from liability to pay the congestion charge in Central London from private hire vehicles save for those designated as wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Jul 19, 2019
The London Borough of Southwark has approved the introduction of a late night levy across the whole borough from 1 September 2019.
Jul 17, 2019
Halton Borough Council is to carry out an unmet demand survey after the Crown Court overturned the local authority’s decision to refuse 13 hackney carriage licences.
Jul 09, 2019
Specialist licensing law firm Woods Whur has hired associate Luke Elford from TLT Solicitors.
Jun 18, 2019
Local authorities in the North East are looking to enter into a memorandum of understanding that would allow enforcement across council boundaries with regard to taxis.
Jun 07, 2019
A judicial review claim brought by the “We Love Hackney” campaign against changes to Hackney Council’s licensing policy has been struck out after the campaign group refused to pay money into court to cover the council’s costs should the claim be unsuccessful.
May 01, 2019
Blanket use of CCTV recording in taxis and private hire vehicles would be disproportionate and should be imposed only where a strong justification exists, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner has said.
Apr 09, 2019
A hackney carriage driver who was caught driving on the pavement on two separate occasions has failed in an appeal over the revocation of his taxi licence.
Apr 05, 2019
Eastleigh Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a bogus taxi driver who picked up two undercover licensing enforcement officers outside a club.
Mar 20, 2019
Campaigners have been granted permission to bring a judicial review challenge over restrictions contained in Hackney Council’s revised statement of licensing policy and their impact on equality and diversity, it has been reported.
Feb 28, 2019
A taxi driver has lost an appeal over his conviction of an offence under the Equality Act 2010 of making an additional charge for a disabled person in a wheelchair.
Feb 26, 2019
A group of London cabbies have failed in a High Court challenge over the Chief Magistrate’s decision to grant a licence to taxi app firm Uber.
Feb 25, 2019
Councils need stronger powers to tackle shisha bars that repeatedly flout smoking and fire safety laws, the Local Government Association has said.
Feb 20, 2019
A former taxi driver has pleaded guilty to four offences of knowingly or recklessly making a false statement or omitting material in an application to a council’s licensing team.
Feb 14, 2019
The Crown Court has accepted a council’s claim for public interest immunity (PII) in respect of material proposed to be deployed in appellate proceedings about the revocation of a taxi licence.