Monthly Archives January 2018

Taxi Licensing – What To Do If Your Taxi Licence Is Revoked Or Refused

Taxi Licensing – What To Do If Your Taxi Licence Is Revoked Or Refused

We have recently been successful in relation to a number of taxi licence appeals, both at the Magistrates’ Court and at the Crown Court. Many clients have said that they wish they had instructed us earlier in the process and it may, therefore, be helpful to set out the revocation and appeal procedure. The relevant […]

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Ex-Tory Leader Failure To Name Driver Conviction Quashed

Ex-Tory Leader Failure To Name Driver Conviction Quashed

The High Court has quashed the conviction of Lord Michael Howard, (former Conservative party leader), for failing to name the driver (aka Section 172) when his car was caught speeding in London. He had previously been fined £900 and received six penalty points on his licence when convicted at the Magistrates Court. The issue in the case […]

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Is it Illegal to Use a Smartphone as a Satnav or Music Player While Driving?

Is it Illegal to Use a Smartphone as a Satnav or Music Player While Driving?

Recent press reports have highlighted considerable confusion and uncertainty in relation to the law governing the use of mobile phones while driving. One well-known journalist has even suggested that there are secret rules which the government won’t share. So what are the rules for drivers using a smartphone as a satnav or to play music? […]

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