New Uber legal action could land eligible London taxi drivers up to £25,000 in compensation

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

A new legal action against ride-hailing firm Uber is set to begin on behalf of London Black Cab drivers, which could be worth up to £25,000 for eligible cabbies.

The new campaign, called BULit21, is managed by RGL Management Limited (RGL), an experienced firm in group litigation using top-tier lawyers. According to RGL each driver’s claim is likely to be worth up to £25,000 with the claimant drivers receiving a ‘significant majority’ of the legal recoveries.

The ‘no win – no fee’ arrangement, targets what the legal firm claims to be an unlawful bookings operation between the years of 2012 and 2018.

Similar action had started two years earlier in 2018. Support for that legal action known as ‘Cabbie Group Action’ gathered more than 6,000 licensed taxi drivers pledging their interest in the claim.

Involved in the original claim was law firm Mishcon de Reya and Harbour Litigation Funding. The claim however ground to a halt due mainly to slow sign-up in numbers from the taxi trade.

Fast forward two years and the claim has burst back into life under a new name and different litigation firm. The law-firm Mishcon de Reya has now been partnered with RGL Management Limited (RGL) in a claim now called ‘Black Cabs against Uber Litigation 2021’ or ‘BULit21’.

RGL is regulated by the FCA and specialises in building groups of claimants to bring claims in Court against financial institutions and large corporates.

RGL Management said via social media: “We are pleased to launch RGL's brand new legal action against Uber on behalf of London Black Cab drivers. If you were a London Black Cab driver between June 2012 and March 2018, find out how you could be entitled to up to £25,000.“

The group are expected to release more details about the claim in the coming weeks.

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