David Sandiford

Call 1995


"David is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive."

Legal 500 Leading Junior: personal injury; inquests/inquires; administrative/public law/civil liberties/human rights
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David has considerable experience in licensing matters. His pedigree in this niche area includes many cases up to High Court level.

David is a member of the Institute of Licensing and holds the Professional Licensing Practitioners Qualification. He has also had the invaluable experience of spending time observing and working with the licensing department of a local authority area which has enhanced his existing skills.

He has a particular interest in taxi and firearms licensing but takes instructions in all areas:

  • Licensing Act 2003
  • Firearms
  • Gambling Act 2005
  • Taxi
  • Street trading
  • Sex establishment
  • Scrap metal dealers

Licensing Cases

R (on the application of the Chief Constable of the Lancashire Constabulary) v Reedley Magistrates Court [2004]EWHC 677 (Admin)

Re A – taxi licensing appeal – for the Licensing Authority – issues around sexual offences and the fit & proper test.