Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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London taxi drivers lose high court challenge to cycle superhighway – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2016 in bicycles, London, news, planning, roads, taxis by sally

‘Cabbies have lost a high court challenge that could have disrupted completion of London’s £47m flagship east-west cycle superhighway.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

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Rulings rejecting taxi and chocolate bar shapes as trade marks reflect intentions of trade mark law, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 26th, 2016 in food, intellectual property, news, taxis, trade marks by sally

‘The strict circumstances in which shapes can benefit from trade mark protection have been reinforced by two new rulings issued by the High Court in London, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd January 2016

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Black cabs not unique, high court rules, paving way for ‘green’ taxis – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2016 in London, news, taxis, trade marks by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that one of London’s most famous sights, the black cab, is not that unique after all, concluding that they are “devoid of inherent distinctive character”.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Taxi driver told to pay more than £9,000 in costs after losing council appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2016 in appeals, complaints, costs, licensing, news, taxis by tracey

‘A taxi driver in Kent has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 in costs after losing an appeal against a council’s decision to suspend his licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th January 2016

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Competition watchdog slams plans for crackdown on Uber in London – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in competition, London, news, taxis, transport by tracey

‘The competition watchdog has attacked Transport for London’s proposed crackdown on Uber, warning that it could result in less choice, higher prices and a worse service. ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2015

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The rise of the Ubermensch – Panopticon

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in internet, licensing, news, taxis, telecommunications by sally

‘In May 2012, Transport for London licensed Uber London Limited as an operator of private hire vehicles in London.’

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Panopticon, 23rd October 2015

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Uber High Court decision Q&A – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2015 in internet, news, taxis, telecommunications, transport by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that the way the taxi-hiring app firm Uber calculates fares based on a “meter-like” system is not illegal.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2015

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Uber wins high court case over taxi app – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2015 in competition, consultations, internet, news, taxis, telecommunications by sally

‘The taxi-booking service Uber has received a boost after the high court ruled that its app was legal in London. Had it lost the case, the company would have been forced to change its service to comply with rules that protect black-cab drivers.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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UK court to rule on whether Uber breaches rules on taximeters – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 8th, 2015 in competition, internet, news, regulations, taxis, telecommunications by sally

‘A UK court is to rule on whether Uber’s mobile app breaches taxi regulations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2015

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Putting the cab into the cab-rank rule: BSB fines barrister over taxi firm conviction – Legal Futures

Posted October 7th, 2015 in barristers, company directors, fines, licensing, news, professional conduct, taxis by sally

‘A barrister convicted by a magistrates’ court of failing to get licenses for his taxi firm has been fined £600 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Legal Futures, 7th October 2015

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Uber fires back in high court row with TfL – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in competition, internet, news, taxis by tracey

‘Uber, the under-fire taxi-hailing app, has hit out at London’s transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), for taking it to the high court on Monday in the latest threat to its explosive growth in the London taxi market.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2015

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Uber faces legal action in UK over drivers’ rights – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in employment, news, taxis, trade unions by sally

‘Uber, the taxi-app firm, is facing legal action over whether it affords its drivers basic rights and treats them as employees rather than “partners” or “contractors”.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Oxfordshire CSE report recommends taxi regulation review – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2015 in child abuse, news, reports, sexual grooming, taxis by sally

‘A “robust overview” of taxi driver licensing in Oxfordshire is needed, according to a new report into child sexual exploitation in the county.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2015

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London black cab driver jailed for sex attacks on sleeping women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in disqualification, London, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A black cab driver who sexually assaulted two women who fell asleep in his taxi has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Wrongly accused man case reopened by North Wales Police – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in closed circuit television, evidence, news, police, taxis by tracey

‘Police are to reopen a case into a taxi driver who sexually assaulted three women after the man initially convicted cleared his name. Mohammed Islam, 40, was found guilty of touching the women as he drove them home to north east Wales in his taxi.
But he paid for an expert to enhance CCTV which prosecutors had claimed showed his taxi – and it proved he had not been at the scene.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2015

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Police apology over caution for woman who burned taxi driver’s turban – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in assault, cautions, crime, news, police, Sikhism, taxis by sally

‘Police have apologised after a woman who tore off a Sikh taxi driver’s turban and burned it in front of him, was given a caution.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Two cab drivers guilty of refusing to pick up blind man and guide dog – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2014 in disabled persons, equality, news, prosecutions, taxis by tracey

‘A blind man who was left standing in the pouring rain when two cab drivers refused to transport his guide dog has welcomed the decision to prosecute the pair so that “other people will not have to suffer”.

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2014

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Firms’ disability access ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2014 in disabled persons, equality, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘The government is writing to a string of high street chains urging them to improve after a BBC London investigation revealed a “depressing” failure to accommodate disabled people.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2014

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Equalities watchdog to investigate ‘white drivers’ policy of Rochdale minicab firm – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in employment, equality, news, race discrimination, self-employment, taxis by sally

‘Equalities watchdog to investigate ‘white drivers’ policy of Rochdale minicab firm.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2014

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