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David Patience success in High Court for TfL in taxi driver disabled passenger appeal

Equality & Diversity, Cases 22 Feb 19

David Patience, acting for Transport for London, successfully resisted a case stated appeal by a taxi driver, who had been convicted in the Magistrates’ Court of making an additional charge for the carriage of a disabled passenger in a wheelchair. The High Court commented that the case involved ‘an important point of statutory construction’ regarding the duties in s165 Equality Act 2010 but went on to agree with the detailed arguments put forward on behalf of TfL.

The Judgement can be read here.

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