Yesterday we conducted one of the first remote licensing committee hearings during the virus. Although technically there were some issues the procedure was essentially the same and a full committee took place. If you require representation we can assist at a low fixed fee with a high success rate
Another great result as we were successful in appealing a disqualification imposed on a Supercar driver that was stopped by the police for not displaying a valid number plate. The case was unfairly pursued by the police and resulted in a disqualification. We were able to successfully appeal the police actions and the client was acquitted.
At JTS we have revised our guidance to taxi drivers following the impact of Covid-19. In particular we are aware that many licensing automates have sought to conduct licensing interviews and committees remotely and without the benefit of full legal representation. If you have been contacted for such an interview then contact us on 0800 002 9705 for free initial advice on the legality of this new process.
At JTS we have updated our guidance on defending clients against TFL prosecutions as a result of the impact of Covid-19. Guidance has been provided by the government to all prosecuting authorities including TFL that they should carefully consider whether it is in the interests of just to proceed with a prosecution in the current environment. We have ulilized this guidance to seek to persuade TFL to reach an out of Court Settlement with many of our clients. If you need help in avoiding a criminal conviction contact us now
on 0800 002 9705 for free advice.
Another great result for JTS Solicitors when the case was dropped against our client a Liverpool taxi driver who had mistakenly picked up an unbooked passenger. if you have a similar problem please do not hesitate to contact us for free initial advice.
Another great result of JTS Solicitors on Friday when a Manchester Taxi Driver was acquitted of allegations of plying for hire and no insurance. After a lengthy trial the Court accepted the drivers evidence that he had not intentionally picked up a passenger without a booking.
JTS were successful in arguing that a taxi driver should only receive a warning following an allegation of assault. we were able to persuade the licensing committee that the allegations were unsubstantiated.
Earlier this year, a number of Councils in the North West including Manchester and Liverpool conducted a major operation in relation to driver accused of plying for hire. many of these cases have now come to Court. We can help drivers who are accused of these types of offences. Call or email us now for advice.
A great result for JTS this week were we were able to help a professional footballer avoid what looked like an inevitable disqualification. We were also able to resolve the matter with the Central Ticket Office before it got to Court.
It was another great result for a JTS client when the Court found special reasons not to endorse the licence of a Manchester taxi driver who was forced to speed by his passenger.