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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

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.

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‘Exclusive hire’ – Licensing exemptions for Scotland taxis and private hire cars

A review of the “exclusive hire” exemption for taxis and private hire cars in Scotland.

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New “tax” registration checks proposed for taxi/PH sector

The Government has announced legislation that will require tax registration checks to be undertaken on all taxi and private hire licence holders.

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Immigration Act: Implications for taxi and private hire licensing in Scotland

Under the Immigration Act 2016, certain licence holders are now unable to hold a licence. The provisions in the 2016 Act amend existing licensing regimes to prevent people without lawful immigration status and the right to work from holding a licence to drive a taxi, private hire car or a booking office licence in Scotland.

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I have a criminal history. Can I get a taxi licence to work in Scotland?

If you have a criminal history, you can apply for a taxi or private hire car driver’s licence in Scotland.

Taxi and private hire car drivers must be “fit and proper” people. The law does not define what “fit and proper” means and so each application will be dealt with on its individual facts.

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Glasgow Council “ordered” to review city’s taxi fare scale

Glasgow’s taxi fares could be set to rise again next year after the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland ordered a review into the city’s fares scale.

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West Dumbartonshire taxi licences issues despite “serious criminal convictions”

Councillors in West Dumbartonshire have issued licences to three despite all three having serious criminal convictions.

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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

Instruct an expert taxi defence lawyer to defend your licence and reputation