Private Hire Operator

Private hire operators or mini cabs are private hire vehicles.

They can only pick up passengers that have pre-booked through a licensed private hire operator. They cannot stand on a rank and they cannot 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.