Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 113 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2005] EWHC 2564 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Lloyd Jones J

Representation Ruth Stockley (instructed by Nicole Jackson) for the authority.
  Alex Offer (instructed by Hay & Kilner) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 1 November 2005


Road traffic - Hackney carriage - Licence - Application for licence - Conditions being altered after application submitted but before authority's determination - Authority applying new conditions - Whether authority should have applied old conditions.

The Case

The Crown Court had been entitled to conclude that the application for a taxi licence could have been dealt with by the local authority on the basis of the conditions which obtained when the application was made, rather than the new conditions imposed some time later (but before the authority had made its decision).

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