Advising on all matters connected to Licensing, including eligibility, prospects for grant and the powers and duties of Licensing Authorities
Assisting in the making of applications for new licences; new vehicles; new joint licence holders; day to day managers; incorporations; variations to licence; material changes of circumstances; advertising
Ensuring your renewal applications are made on time, every time.
Advising and assisting in the response to complaints made against licence holders
Provision of expert and experienced representation before Licensing Authority Committees
Arranging for expert legal assistance to draft and conduct Appeals against decisions of the Licensing Authority
The ScotTaxiServices Team has years of experience in assisting the trade in licensing matters.
Clients have included drivers, owners, taxi booking companies, trade bodies and Licensing Authorities. Our team have developed working relationships with licensing authority officers and can now offer the benefit of their experience and expertise and provide you with practical advice and guidance on any aspect of the licensing regime.
If you are in need of assistance, please do get in touch.
We can assist with all manner of applications relative to Taxi Licensing, including:
Whether you have a Taxi Licence, a Taxi Driver’s Licence or both, renewal of your licence on time is crucial in order to ensure that you continue to be authorised by law to carry on the licensable activity. A failure to renew a licence before expiry can lead to loss of the licence and, in many cases, a considerable investment of money. Such failure may also lead to additional requirements having to be satisfied prior to the grant of any new licence which you are able to apply for. Ensuring timely renewal is therefore essential to the continued operation of your business.
At ScotTaxiServices, we offer to take that strain from you in order to ensure that your renewals are made on time, every time. Keeping you on the road...
Dealing with a complaint made against you or one of your drivers is a delicate process. Much may hinge on the manner of your first response. The ScotTaxiServices team has all the experience you need to ensure your response is both thorough and measured, thereby ensuring the Licensing Authority has an accurate picture of the facts relating to the matter of complaint. We can also liaise with the licensing authority on your behalf, giving you a necessary and welcome distance from a difficult and often stressful situation. If you have received intimation of a complaint, please contact us for assistance
Having effective representation at a licensing hearing is often the difference between either being out on the road later that night or facing the difficult decision of whether to appeal an adverse decision to the Sheriff.
The ScotTaxiServices Team has provided expert representation for drivers, owners, companies and others before licensing authority committees and Licensing Boards over many years. We are able to offer our clients expert, tailored advice with a view to achieving the best possible outcome.
If you are called to appear before a committee, get in touch to discuss. We may just be the difference you require.
Appeals are available to the Sheriff against all decisions of Licensing Authorities for which reasons may be required. This includes refusals to grant or renew, decisions on suspension and revocation, and also the imposition of conditions.
Our Legal Partners are highly experienced court practitioners, but with licensing expertise. They have conducted appeals before the Sheriff and Sheriffs Principal in licensing and other matters over many years. They can advise you on the prospects of successfully appealling any adverse decision and provide you with expert professional representation in any appeal you require to make.