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Taxi Licensing - Advanced 16th September 2020 County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5LG Wales
Members Fee: £165.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £247.00 + VAT




This course is run by the Institute of Licensing in association with Button Training Ltd.

Course objectives
The course looks in detail at the hackney carriage and private hire licensing regime and the role and functions of the licensing authority. The course is ideal for experienced licensing practitioners wishing to further develop their understanding of the regime - the course content naturally follows on from the Taxi Licensing Basic course.

The course is aimed at licensing authority officers, experienced councillors, police officers and persons from the taxi trade.

The course will take account of current Best Practice Guidance and any revisions to it, as well as emerging statutory Guidance (s177), official reports, current and recent consultations and all relevant case law.

The trainer will be James Button, Button Training Ltd.

The Institute of Licensing accredits this course for 4 hours CPD. Course Ref: TLA72713.

IoL Member: £165 + VAT
Non-Member: £247 + VAT to include complimentary membership until end March 2021.
Full Agenda (Subject to minor change) 09.45 Registration and Refreshments 10.00 Session one • Taxi Licensing within Local Government – Council or Executive? • Licensing Committees – which deals with taxis • Policies • The Aim of Taxi Licensing • Guidance on Suitability – How can it be used? 11.00 Refreshments 11.30 Session two • Common Law Police Disclosure • Rehabilitation of Offenders Act • DBS Checks • Burden of Proof • Adoption of the Legislation 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Session three • Fees for Licences – what can be recovered and how? • Numbers of Hackney Carriage • Drivers’ Hours • Renewal of Licences • Vehicle tests – quantity and location • Action against Licences 14.30 Refreshments 15.00 Session four • Subcontracting – private hire and hackney carriages • Exempted Hirings • Courtesy cars • Stretched Limousines • Policing and Crime Act Guidance? • Equality Act • Case Law Update • New Law? • Question and Answers 16.00 End
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

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James Button
James Button is a solicitor and Principal of James Button & Co., Solicitors, a niche practice, now in its 23rd year. The firm advises local authorities and NHS bodies, undertakes advocacy, advises committees and provides training for Officers and Members. In addition, they act for Licensees and Applicants.
His current expertise lies in the areas of licensing (including Taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 etc), environmental health, public health, criminal investigations and prosecutions and human rights and other local authority and health sector related matters.
He was articled at South Tyneside MBC in South Shields, then spent some years at Manchester City Council before setting up the Public Health Legal Information Unit for the Department of Health.
He read Law at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, and sat his Law Society Finals at The Polytechnic of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has written four editions of “Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice” (Bloomsbury Professional 2017). As part of the work of the Public Health Legal Information Unit he wrote the text book "Communicable Disease Control - A Practical Guide to the Law for Health and Local Authorities in England and Wales" (Department of Health 1994) and has contributed to other works, including “Know Your Rights” (Readers Digest 1997), “Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control” edited by Norman Noah and Mary O’Mahony (Wiley 1997), “Health Services Law and Practice” edited by Maggie Bloom, Dr Andrew Harris and Sheila Waddington (Butterworths 2001) and “The Concise Guide to Licensing” by Ian Webster, Jeffrey Leib and James Button (LGS-UK 2007). He writes a regular column on Taxi matters for the “Journal of Licensing” and is a Consulting Editor for “Licensing Review”.
In 1996 he was a founder member of the Local Government Licensing Forum, and was Chair from its creation until 2003, when it became the Institute of Licensing. He was made President of IoL in 2004 and Companion in 2012.

Jim Button was an excellent trainer. The content was delivered in an enthusiastic and informative way. I would have no hesitation as to recommend Jim as a trainer


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