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Private Hire Operator Taxi Appeal Success For Licensing Barrister


Trinity Licensing and Regulatory barrister Joan Smith represented D.E.L.T.A Merseyside Ltd at Liverpool Magistrates Court at a hearing on 13th May 2015.

Delta Taxis had been granted a private hire operators licence by Liverpool City Council in November 2014, it was revoked shortly after the grant in December 2014. Delta won its appeal allowing it to continue to successfully operate in Liverpool.

Liverpool City Council were ordered to pay costs towards Delta Taxis legal fees.

Joan is regularly recognised in the leading directories "Acts for both applicants and objectors on taxi, firearms, liquor and gambling licensing before licensing committees and the magistrates' court. She is highly regarded for her taxi licensing practice, which includes advising statutory bodies on matters of policy. “She is very approachable, thorough in her research and strong in her presentations in court."" Chambers UK 2015.

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