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Our Taxi Licensing Team is led by Partner, Jonathan Pigford who has extensive experience and knowledge in Taxi Licensing having successfully represented individuals and taxi operators throughout the North East.

We can assist you in applying for the following:

  • A Hackney carriage driver’s license
  • A Hackney carriage license
  • Private hire driver’s license
  • Private hire operator’s license
  • Private hire vehicle’s license

We can help and guide you throughout the whole process of form completion, fee payment and any representations that may need to be made before the Licensing Committee.

If you are a taxi driver, proprietor or operator, and a license has been refused, suspended or revoked, or you have had unreasonable conditions attached we can:

  • Represent you at Committee Meetings;
  • Appeal to the Magistrates Court;
  • Appeal to the Crown Court;
  • Appeal to the High Court by way of Case Stated; and
  • Judicially Review the decision.

For further information or advice, please contact Jonathan Pigford on 0191 262 8231 or email: Jonathan.Pigford@hay-kilner.co.uk


  • "I could not fault the service provided by Jonathan Pigford, he was very helpful and considerate."

    - Client of Jonathan Pigford