Categorie: Administrative and Public Law

If you are a security guard, you know that you need to protect your licence, after all, it’s your livelihood! Equally, if you are a professional preparing for a security guard exam and learning ‘the knowledge’ you would be very concerned if you were to have your licence application refused. In either case, we can assist you. We assist many hard working security guards with the legal complexities that come with security guard licence appeals, including both security guard licence refusal and security guard licence revocation.

The KIWA has powers to refuse a taxi licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi driver licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

The KIWA has powers to revoke a taxi driver licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi driver licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

If you disagree with a decision of a public body, you can often lodge an objection, for example if your licence application has been rejected or if someone else obtains a licence which is harmful to your interests. If you disagree with the decision in response to your objection, you can appeal to the courts in most cases. In most cases, you can also lodge an appeal against the court’s decision with the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State, the Central Appeals Tribunal or the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal.

Enforcement is focussed on promoting compliance with legal rules or to prevent (further) breaches of these rules. If someone does not fulfil the administrative law regulations then the public body can use various enforcement tools. An interested party can also submit an application for enforcement to the public body. The public body can decide following this application to proceed with enforcement. There are several enforcement tools for this which a public body, such as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, can use; an order for administrative coercion, order subject to a penalty and administrative penalty.