Categorie: Taxi Industry

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‘.

Taxi licence appeals can be complex and in order to have the highest chance of success you need to be discussing your case with a dedicated taxi defence lawyer. The taxi licensing authorities have wide reaching authority to revoke and suspend licences. On occasion these powers can be misapplied and these issues can be successfully appealed at the District Court or the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry.