- Court finds judge in Uber licensing case was not biased (R (United Cabbies Group) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court)
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Link between the judge’s husband and Uber
- Link between judge and her husband
- The court’s conclusion
Local Government analysis: Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers, examines the High Court’s decision in R (United Cabbies Group) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court to dismiss the claimant’s application for judicial review of a district judge’s grant of an operator’s licence for London private hire vehicles to the third interested party, Uber. The court found that the judge’s decision had not been tainted by presumed or apparent bias due to her husband’s alleged relationship to Uber.
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