UBER LONDON Ltd has launched an 11th hour legal application against the decision by Transport for London (TfL) to refuse to renew its private hire operator’s licence.
Lawyers for the company lodged papers with Westminster Magistrates Court with just hours to spare before the deadline ran out.
A spokesman for Uber said:
While we have today filed our appeal, so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussion with TfL. As our new CEO said, we are determined to make things right.
TfL’s decision to not relicence Uber on September 30 was, according to a spokesman, because it considered: “Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.”
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