Trinity Barrister Panel Guest at Institute of Licensing Taxi Conference

Head of Trinity Chambers' Licensing team, Charles Holland will be a guest panelist at the Institute of Licensing's Taxi Conference to be held on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

The conference is an opportunity for those involved in the taxi licensing industry to meet peers and experts and explore recent legislative developments, case law and best practice, all against the backdrop of the challenges posed by COVID-19 and a period of prolonged social restriction.

The event will take place online with registration at 9.30am and concluding by 4pm.

A diverse range of industry 'hot topics' will be covered, including:

  • Experiences from a Licensing Committee Chair
  • Legal update
  • Industry perspective update
  • Licensing standards for hackney carriage and private hire drivers
  • Fare Formulas
  • Uber judgement ‐ implications for hackney carriage and private hire industry

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ojay McDonald, Association of Town and City Management
  • James Button, James Button & Co
  • Tom Shanks, Blue Line Group
  • Mike Smith, Guildford BC
  • Gary Jacobs, EaziTax
  • Cllr Sue Ellis, Rotherham MBC
  • Michelle Bignell, Publica Group
  • Jason Kirkwood, Cheltenham Borough Council

Charles will be joined on the Panel by:

  • James Button, James Button & Co
  • Stephen Turner, Hull CC
  • Tom Shanks, Blue Line Group
  • Paul Elliot, DfT

For further details and to book please click here.

Charles is instructed in a wide range of complex licensing and regulatory matters by clients from across the country and is regularly recognised by the leading industry directories, recent entries include:

"Licensing forms a large part of his broad civil practice. He predominantly acts for licensees and has substantial expertise in taxi licensing matters, as well as a broad range of licensing issues associated with music and other entertainment venues. He regularly acts in judicial reviews and appeals". “He really gets to grips with everything you give him and really drills down into the work to get you the best deal possible." Licensing Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2021.

"He has an eye for detail, is not afraid of challenging situations and has a commercial approach to clients' needs." Legal 500 2021.

As well as being a Consulting Editor of Paterson's Licensing Acts and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Licensing, Charles also has his own blogging website that includes Licensing, Business and Property litigation updates that can be found here.

In response to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, Chambers' Licensing barristers and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, resources and support in dealing with remote, in person and hybrid hearings. Members of the team can assist in all aspects of Licensing and Regulatory issues arising from the pandemic and its impact on Local Authorities, Police Authorities, Businesses and individuals. For further details, please contact the clerking team on 0191 232 1927 or by email

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