Litigation Recent Decisions 05/12/95

Operating private hire vehicle outside the terms of licence

East Staffordshire Borough Council v Rendell (1995).

DC (Simon Brown LJ and Sedley J) 3/11/95.

Summary: A private hire car operator commits an offence by redirecting phone calls from his place of business in the district in which he is licensed to operate to premises in a district in which he is not licensed.

Council's appeal against acquittal of the holder of a private hire car operator's licence of operating in contravention of s.46 (1) (d) Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 by redirecting his calls from the controlled district for which he was licensed to a telephone in another district where he was not licensed.