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Taxi Licences

If driving is your job, we’ll help keep you on the road

As a taxi driver, you rely on your licence for your work. If your licence is at risk of being revoked or if your first application for a licence has been refused, we can help.

If you want to apply to get your licence back we can help with that too. We have a team of expert lawyers with an excellent success rate in keeping taxi drivers’ licences for them.

How we can help

We can provide the best possible advice either on the strength of the case against you, or on how to improve the case you wish to bring, check that the correct procedures have been followed and follow that up with representation at the Town Hall or in Court.

We will meet with you to discuss the case, obtain full details of what is in dispute, listen to and then advise you of the best way to respond to the situation. We can continue to provide you with the help and advice needed throughout the whole investigation.


For peace of mind over costs, we can provide advice and representation on a fixed fee basis. This will include a meeting with a member of the taxi licence team, advice on the procedure and evidence, and representation at the hearing.

Our Fixed Fees start at £750 + VAT. We offer an initial appointment for one hour at a cost of £150 + VAT. The exact cost for your case will be discussed at the first meeting and will be based on the complexity of the case.

The Taxi Licences team

Our expert criminal defence team is a highly experienced, successful and resourceful unit, focused on getting the best possible outcome for its clients. They are consistently rated highly in the prestigious Chambers Guide to the Law and Legal 500;

Chambers 2019
The prestigious Chambers Guide ranks Howells Criminal department as a top tier firm in Sheffield and the surrounding areas.

Legal 500 2018
Howells criminal law team is highly ranked by Legal 500 2018 saying “Howells’ ‘very approachable and helpful’ criminal department has capabilities to handle a range of complex matters, with particular experience in public order law, judicial review, advising youth offenders, and cases with a civil liberties, human rights or mental health considerations.

John Gibson is regularly instructed by individuals accused of serious crimes, and leads the practice, which also includes the ‘patient and supportive and extremely knowledgeable.’ Chris Wong is recommended for defending clients facing extradition. Rotherham-based Mary Rose Macadam has particular expertise in prison law, parole board work, youth court representations and cases including a mental health element.”