First, in Part 8 proceedings Uber, supported by Free Now, claims a declaration that an operator licensed under the 1998 Act who accepts a booking from a passenger is not required by the Act to enter as principal into a contractual obligation with the passenger to provide the journey in respect of that booking. In … Continue reading United Trade Action Group Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Transport for London: Admn 6 Dec 2021
Smartphone App Contractors did so as Workers The court was asked whether the employment tribunal was entitled to find that drivers whose work was arranged through Uber’s smartphone application work for Uber under workers’ contracts and so qualify for the national minimum wage, paid annual leave and other workers’ rights; or whether, as Uber contended, … Continue reading Uber Bv and Others v Aslam and Others: SC 19 Feb 2021
TFL sought a declaration as to the legality of the Uber taxi system. Otherwise unlicensed drivers took fares with fees calculated by means of a smartphone app. The Licensed Taxi drivers said that the app operated as a meter and therefore required licensing. Held: The system was not unlawful. The fare was calculated by a … Continue reading Transport for London v Uber London Ltd: Admn 16 Oct 2015
Appeal brought by Uber London Limited against the decision of Transport for London not to renew its London Private Hire Vehicle operator’s licence. Tanweer Ikram, Deputy Senior District Judge  EW Misc 20 (MagC) Bailii Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 England and Wales Licensing Updated: 31 October 2021; Ref: scu.655655
The claimant Uber drivers sought the status of workers, allowing them to claim the associated statutory employment benefits. The company now appealed from a finding that they were workers.
Held: The appeal failed (Underhill LJ dissenting) The . .