Making a False Application for a Hackney License

It is an offence for a person applying for a Hackney License to not state their legal name and correct address on the application form; also it is an offence not to declare the correct name and address of the proprietor or firm, if a partnership, that it is intended to work for. Additionally it is an offence for any proprietor or a partner of the firm to allow any person to drive a Hackney Carriage knowing that they have falsely obtained or applied for renewal of their Hackney Carriage license.

Do I need a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) for offences relating an Application for a Hackney Carriage License?

No, there would not be a requirement for the Licensing Authority to issue a NIP for any offences that relate to an application for a Hackney License.


Fine up to £250.00


Whether this was undertaken unknowingly or you were not aware that the person had falsely obtained a license, if you face a charge such as this we strongly advise you contact us, at Motor Defence Team Solicitors for advice, as a defence would be dependant on the facts of the case. Therefore it is critical that the full circumstances of your case are examined to ensure your case is properly prepared. If you face an allegation of allowing a person to drive a Hackney Carriage with a falsely obtained license, we advise you to contact us to take specialist legal advice.

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