Reforming the regulation of taxis and private hire vehicles – Law Commission

Posted May 28th, 2014 in Law Commission, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Taxis and private hire services, which include minicabs, are an essential link in the transport network of England and Wales, with passengers spending in excess of £2.5 billion a year on fares.’

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Law Commission, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Aylesbury Vale District Council v Call a Cab Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 13th, 2013 in law reports, licensing, local government, taxis by sally

Aylesbury Vale District Council v Call a Cab Ltd and another [2013] EWHC 3765 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 482

‘Although the language of section 45(3) of the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1976 made it a mandatory requirement that a local authority should give notice to each parish council in order to pass a resolution, if there was substantial compliance with the statutory provision, the resolution was not invalid.’

WLR Daily, 12th November 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Haunted by one’s past – yet another criminal records case – Panopticon

Posted October 11th, 2013 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, news, taxis by sally

“As I mentioned in my post last week, the case of T v Secretary of State for the Home Department, which concerns the legality of the current CRB regime, is shortly to be considered by the Supreme Court. The issue in T is whether the blanket requirement that criminal convictions and cautions must be disclosed in the context of an enhanced criminal record check (“ECRC”) undertaken for the purposes of certain types of employment (particularly employment with children or vulnerable adults), even though they are spent, is Article 8 compliant.”

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Panopticon, 10th October 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

West Midlands CPS pair jailed for £1m taxi fares scam – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2013 in Crown Prosecution Service, expenses, fraud, news, sentencing, taxis by sally

“A former Crown Prosecution Service finance manager and her partner have been jailed for making bogus expenses claims worth more than £1m.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Angela England jailed over Conwy false rape allegation – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2013 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, taxis by sally

“A mother who falsely accused a taxi driver of raping her has been jailed for 20 months at Mold Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapist taxi driver Terence Collins jailed – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2013 in news, rape, sentencing, taxis, victims by sally

“A rapist taxi driver described by a prosecutor as ‘every woman’s worst nightmare’ has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 26th July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapist cab driver sent to prison – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2013 in abuse of position of trust, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

“An unlicensed cab driver was jailed for seven years and three months today after being found guilty of raping a female passenger.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2013

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Taxi driver jailed for Sian O’Callaghan murder – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in evidence, murder, news, police, sentencing, taxis by sally

“A taxi driver has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years after admitting the ‘savage and brutal’ sexually-motivated murder of a young woman — but has escaped possible prosecution over a second killing despite leading police to the victim’s body.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rapist who posed as cabbie jailed for eight years – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2012 in news, rape, sentencing, taxis by sally

“An unlicensed taxi driver who raped a woman on Christmas Eve after she left a nightclub has been jailed for eight years.”

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Addison Lee taxi firm fails to overturn London bus lane ban – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2012 in competition, judicial review, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by tracey

“The Addison Lee taxi company is to take its battle to use London’s bus lanes to a higher court after it lost a judicial review of a ban on the tactic. The taxi firm, headed by millionaire Conservative party donor John Griffin, was hoping to overturn an April ruling in the high court that prevented its drivers from using bus lanes restricted to London buses and licensed black taxis.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

John Worboys victims in damages case setback – BBC News

“Victims of black cab rapist John Worboys have lost a crucial step in their High Court battle for damages.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Addison Lee boss could face prosecution for bus lane instruction – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in competition, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“The head of one of the UK’s biggest cab companies, Addison Lee, faces possible prosecution for instructing his drivers to ignore the law and use bus lanes in London.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Taxis and private hire services – Law Commission

Posted May 10th, 2012 in consultations, licensing, news, taxis by sally

“Clearer rules governing taxis and private hire vehicles could bring stretch limousines and bicycle rickshaws into the licensing system but keep charity volunteers and childminders out of it, the Law Commission said today.”

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Law Commission, 10th May 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Battle of the bus lanes: Addison Lee injuncted by High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 4th, 2012 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, taxis, transport by tracey

“Transport for London (TfL) have succeeded in their High Court application for an injunction restraining Addison Lee Taxis from encouraging drivers to use London bus lanes. Mr Justice Eder ruled that the injunction would not breach Addison Lee Chairman John Griffin’s free expression rights.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd May 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

 

Taxi firm Addison Lee banned from telling drivers to use bus lanes – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 27th, 2012 in news, taxis, transport by tracey

“Addison Lee had instructed employees that they could make use of bus lanes marked for black taxis during the hours when restrictions apply. But following an application by Transport for London (TfL), the High Court banned the private hire company from repeating its offer to pay its drivers’ fines or other penalties.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sex attack victims sue cabbie John Worboys and his insurers – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2012 in insurance, news, taxis, victims by sally

“Women who were sexually assaulted by cabbie John Worboys are suing him and his vehicle insurers, arguing he used his taxi to attack them.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London cab firm drivers told to defy bus lane law – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2012 in news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“London’s biggest taxi company and Transport for London (TfL) are on collision course after the company’s chairman instructed his 4,000 drivers to defy the law and use bus lanes.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prisoners taken to court in black cabs – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2011 in news, taxis, transfer of prisoners by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has admitted a private security firm is using black cabs to take prison inmates to court.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 12th, 2010 in law reports, licensing, taxis by sally

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others [2010] EWHC 2430 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 244

“The definition of ‘private hire vehicle’ in s 80(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, with its express exclusion of hackney carriages, had to be read into the references to ‘private hire vehicle’ in sections 46(1)(d)(e); and the words ‘hackney carriage’, where they appeared in s 80(1), were not confined to a vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage by the local authority which was seeking to enforce within its own area the provisions of the 1976 Act, but extended to any vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage wherever so licensed. However. it was an offence under s 45 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 for a hackney carriage licensed in one area to stand or ply for hire in another area where no licence had been granted to either the driver or the vehicle by the licensing authority for that area.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sex offenders ‘granted taxi licences’ – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2010 in criminal records, news, taxis by sally

“Criminals with convictions for offences including indecent assault and drug dealing are knowingly being granted taxi driver licences, an investigation claimed today.”

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The Independent, 11th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk