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Taxi Defence Scotland

Experts in all matters relating to:

> Taxi driver & vehicle licensing
> Private Hire driver & car licensing
> Taxi/Private Hire Booking Offices

Taxi Defence Scotland is a sector leading law firm in Scotland dealing with taxi licence appeals, refusals and suspensions. We are expert taxi licensing lawyers based in Glasgow, Scotland. We can provide expert advice in all matters relating to your taxi licensing appeal in Scotland.

Why choose Taxi Defence Scotland for your taxi & private hire licence appeal in Scotland?

Free case assessment

We offer all our clients a free, no-obligation initial case assessment.

Excellent service

Our legal services are rated “excellent” by our customers.


We are taxi & private hire licensing experts with year’s of experience.

Direct access

You can instruct us directly without the need for an intermediary.


We represent clients before any committee or court in Scotland.


We have gained a reputation for winning cases and appeals.

Contact us today to discuss your taxi and private hire licensing issue

Fit and proper redefined

The current position with regards to fit and proper and then how this will change in the near future once the statutory guidance is adopted.

Edinburgh council’s confusing taxi emission rules

Edinburgh City Council’s revised policy on new taxi age and emission policies have caused confusion in the taxi trade.

Rosy and Pink Cars – Facts & Statement

Glasgow City Council’s refusal of my client’s (Rosy and Pink Cars Ltd) application for a new booking office licence has been widely reported in the Scottish media.

Glasgow becomes first Scottish city to cap private hire licences

Glasgow City Council has become the first Scottish licensing authority to place a cap on the number of private hire licences that it will permit in the town.

Equality Act 2010 & additional taxi charges

An in-depth look at McNutt v Transport for London [2019] EWHC 365 (Admin) and what the case’s ruling means for designated taxis and private hire vehicles carrying wheelchairs.

Should Scotland taxi drivers wear a uniform?

Dress code policies are not uncommon in lots of taxi and private hire licensing policies around the country. Whilst dress code policies are a common occurrence, their enforcement is less common in formal terms.

Uber win Reading Appeal

The High Court has today held that use of the Uber app does not amount to plying for hire.

Edinburgh’s taxi trade “facing crisis”

Union Unite Scotland say that a "crisis" is facing the trade in Edinburgh as an estimated £28.3 million investment would be required to meet the city council’s new emissions policy. The Union’s statement follows a meeting of around 200 Edinburgh taxi drivers who...

Fit & Proper test for taxi and private hire drivers in Scotland

In order to be granted a taxi or private hire driver’s licence in Scotland, you must be a fit and proper person. There is no statutory definition of “fit and proper” however, licensing authorities in Scotland use a series of assessments to determine is a taxi or private hire driver in Scotland is fit and proper.

Taxi Defence Scotland secures taxi licence

Taxi Defence Scotland, the Scottish office of Taxi Defence Barristers, have secured a licence for a client whose application was opposed by Police Scotland.

After having my taxi badge revoked by Bolsover District Council for a minor offence I Googled this situation and was presented with Kings View Chambers website (part of Taxi Defence Barristers). I contacted Stephen McCaffrey for help. What can I say fantastic doesn’t describe it enough. Stephen was straight on the case from the minute go and to the end of the case. He took on board all the facts from both sides and drafted up a defence case. The company as a whole kept me informed every step of the way and by god they know their rights in taxi law.

Stephen walked me through every step and explained things in a simple manner.
Very professional and helpful throughout the whole process, during a stressful time.

Why instruct an expert to deal with your case?

Taxi Defence Scotland:

  • can represent you before any court in Scotland and before any decision-making bodies such as licensing committees
  • deals with taxi and private hire revocations, refusals, criminal matters & suspensions
  • are legal experts specialising in specific areas of law such as licensing law
  • offer independent and objective legal advice
  • are skilled in professional advocacy
Taxi Defence Scotland - Taxi & Private Hire licence revocation appeal

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