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Uber driver accused of ‘sexual impropriety’ wins back revoked TfL licence at Crown Court hearing


A London Uber driver accused of ‘sexual impropriety’ has won back his revoked private hire licence as the Crown Court finds no reason to support the action.


The un-named driver known only as ‘YI’ approached the Taxi Defence Barristers to assist in an appeal to the Crown Court against the revocation of his Private Hire Driver’s licence.

The driver had been unsuccessful in his attempt to convince the Magistrates’ Court of his argument. The revocation was based on a single allegation of sexual impropriety in 2018, passed to regulators TfL by the driver's operator Uber.


The barristers prepared evidence that they said ‘cast significant doubt on the veracity of the allegation’ and also highlighted the insufficient investigation of the complaint conducted by both TfL and Uber.

The legal team successfully persuaded the Court that there was nothing in their client’s 27-year career as a licence holder to support the notion that he posed a threat to public safety.


The team from Taxi Defence Barristers went on to highlight the relevant sections of TfL’s own policy to show the Crown Court that TfL had been incorrect in their determination.

The Court agreed with the arguments and stated that they did not find a reason to support a revocation and that TfL had not been correct in doing so.


Speaking after the hearing, the driver told Taxi Defence Barristers: “I would like to thank you for preparing my defence. On the day Ms Crew defended me and argued my case very well and I would like to thank her again for what she has done.

“I am so happy that the outcome worked in our favour and the judge did not believe the truthfulness of the allegations thrown at me and found TFL wasn’t right to revoke my licence.

“I take this opportunity to thank you all again, for clearing my name from this untrue allegations.”

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