David Sandiford

Call 1995


“David is cool, calm and collected. He is very approachable and always willing to help.”

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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.