Uber Won a Legal Bid to Restore Its London License for Next 15 Months

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, Uber won a legal bid on Tuesday to restore its operating license in London for next 15-months. Transport for London firstly refused to renew the license when it expired last September while stating the ride-hailing app was not fit operator.

TFL’s decision came following one-and-a-half long periods of contentions in which legal advisors for Uber demanded the worldwide ride-sharing application had totally upgraded its way of life and reset its touchy association with the controller.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot said, "Such a young business has suffered a number of growing pains which have not been helped by what seemed to be a rather gung-ho attitude of those running the business in the very recent past." Further, Emma added, "The attitude of the previous managers of Uber appeared to me on the evidence to be that of growing the business come what may."

Sadiq Khan, London mayor said in the statement, "After years of operating poorly in London, Uber has now accepted that TfL's action in refusing to renew their license was totally justified. Today our stance has been vindicated by the court.”

Transport for London’s September decision sent shockwaves through the offices of businesses, employment unions, media outlets worldwide. At the time of the license revelations time, Dara Khosrowshahi was just weeks into his new role as CEO.
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