Hackney Carriage & Private Hire


Hackney carriages are the oldest form of legal hire in England and Wales.

Under the law they are allowed to pick passengers up from a recognised taxi rank or they can be hailed in the street.

Both the hackney carriage and a private hire vehicle driver require a licence issued by the licensing authority before they can trade.

The application process is relatively simply and can generally be completed without assistance. However, if issues are raised with an application the matter will go before a hearing at the council and it is always advisable to seek legal assistance before attending a hearing.

If we can assist you in any way, or if you simply want to discuss any licensing & gambling issue, please contact us at any time.