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Assistant Editor Role for Trinity Licensing Barrister


Trinity barrister and head of Chambers' Licensing team, Charles Holland has recently been appointed Assistant Editor of the Journal of Licensing.

The Journal is the official publication of, the licensing industry’s professional body, The Institute of Licensing.The Institute aims to develop professional skills through training and communication as well as by representing members’ views in all aspects of the development and implementation of licensing laws and regulations.

Reflective of his licensing expertise and experience, in February Charles was again asked to deliver a session at a Westminster Briefing event entitled “Taxi and PHV Licensing: Policy Updates and Best Practices”. The event explored policy updates and industry best practice, including the balance between supporting this challenging sector and ensuring public safety. The Briefing was aimed at those with an interest in taxi and Private Hire Vehicle licensing, including licensing committees; licensing officers; police; solicitors; barristers and representatives from taxi and PHV firms.

In addition, Charles has remained busy with licensing court work, including two high profile taxi cases. Charles was instructed by the local authority in the licensing case of Reading Borough Council v Ali [2019] EWHC 200(Admin). He also represented Black cab drivers in the Uber appeal involving its London operating licence held at the Supreme Court of Justice, United Cabbies Group (London) Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Westminster Magistrates' Court [2019] EWHC 409 (Admin).

Charles’ licensing expertise is regularly recognised in the leading Legal directories with recent entries including:
"Very thorough and very proactive." "He has excellent knowledge in licensing." Licensing Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2019
"Very well known for his extensive expertise in licensing law." Licensing, Legal 500 2019
"An extremely effective advocate. Very practical and straight to the point." "He's very clever and won't leave a stone unturned." Licensing, Chambers UK 2018

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