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Senior Practice Manager
Andrew Trotter

Practice Group Clerks
Christopher Norman

Chief Executive and Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Kevin Leigh - Regulatory & Licensing

Kevin advises and appears in relation to all matters connected with licensing. He acts for taxi licensing authorities as well as taxi drivers and associations and principal authorities in relation to gangmaster licensing. 

He has experience of putting cases together following revocation of gangmaster licences and thereafter appearing before the appointed person at the appeal hearing.

In taxi licensing matters Kevin has a hands-on approach to ensure the best preparation for and presentation of appeals involving revocation or suspension of licences as well as challenges to conditions imposed on the grant of a licence.

Kevin assisted James Button in the preparation of the 2nd ed. of his book ‘Taxi Licensing – Law & Practice’ (by Butterworths).


- L.L.B. (Hons)
- Approved for public access work


Adminstrative Law Bar Association - committee member
Bar Council’s Access to the Bar Association – Vice Chairman


I want to thank you for handling a most challenging case really well. Your cross examination was perfect and your ability to absorb large amounts of new information impressive. -Client

Counsel picks things up very quickly & gives decisive advice taking into account commercial reality. I do not feel that the taximeter is just running for its own sake & I do not feel that I get charged for every minute of every discussion or email. I feel I get effective added value from his input & he is not afraid to lead from the front. -Client


R. v. St Albans DC ex p David Weston (on behalf of St Albans Taxi Drivers Association '98) 19th January 2000 (judicial review of deregulation of hackney carriage licences)

Stratford Upon Avon District Council v. Vincent Charles Dyde [2009] EWHC 3011 (Admin) (over-charging taxi fare & excluding unfair evidence in criminal trial)

Thomas Melton v. Uttlesford District Council : R. (on the application of Thomas Melton) v. Uttlesford District Council [2009] EWHC 2845 (Admin) (taxi licence challenges)