Magistrate Rules on Uber Appeal

Today the Westminster Magistrates Court handed-down its judgement in the case of Uber London Limited v Transport for London & Others [2020] EW Misc 20 (MagC) (28 September 2020).  It centres on an appeal by Uber against TfLs refusal to grant a private hire operator licence renewal on 25th November 2019.  The regulator had found the company to be no longer “fit and proper” to hold a licence (under s.(3) Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998).  In giving the decision, the Magistrate concluded “…[d]espite their historical failings, I find them, now, to be a fit and proper person to hold a London PHV operator’s licence…” (at para. 53).  A new 15 month licence was granted with conditions.

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