News - Old Square Chambers Act In Judicial Review of Mayor of London’s Congestion Charge Decision

Employment & Discrimination - Ben Collins QC, Nadia Motraghi, Nicola Newbegin, Tara O’Halloran

THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF INDEPENDENT WORKERS UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN (IWGB) -V- THE MAYOR OF LONDON (1) TRANSPORT for LONDON (2)

Members of Old Square Chambers are acting on behalf of two minicab drivers and the Independent Workers' of Great Britain Trade Union (the Claimants) in their judicial review of the Mayor of London's decision to remove the exemption from the congestion charge in London previously applied to minicab drivers; but to retain it for black cabs. The decision is a controversial one because the overwhelming majority of minicab drivers (94%) are from the BAME community, whereas a similar proportion of black cab drivers are white.  The decision also has a disproportionate impact on women and upon people with disabilities who rely upon minicabs to access essential services. The Claimant contends that the decision breaches equality law and the drivers' rights under the ECHR.

Ben Collins QC, Nadia Motraghi, Nicola Newbegin and Tara O'Halloran are representing the Claimant.

The dispute has already gathered considerable press attention. For further news coverage, please see:

BBC News

ITV News

The Economist

Dail Mail

The Telegraph

Independent

Financial Times

Eastern Eye

TaxiPoint

IWGB

TaxiPoint

TalkRADIO

Bloomberg

BBC News

The Guardian

Evening Standard

Independent

Daily Mail

Mirror

About cookies on our website

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)