Posts by N Morley

Contract & Commercial | Supreme Court Rules on Non-Compete Clauses

Today the Supreme Court handed-down its judgement in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32 on the application of non-compete clauses in executive contracts. Whilst the Court of Appeal had earlier overturned a non-compete injunction, it was re-instated by the Supreme Court who decided in favour of the Appellant company.  This…

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Taxi & Private Hire | Heathrow Expansion Consultation 2019

Today Heathrow Airport has opened its ‘Airport Expansion Consultation‘.  It incorporates a number of ‘Surface Access Proposals: Travelling To & From The Airport‘ which also covers taxi and private hire services. Heathrow Airport’s outline objective, and accompanying methods, are as follows- “We want to ensure that taxis and private hire vehicles can continue to fulfil…

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Taxi & Private Hire | National Database

Today the Air Quality (Taxis & Private Hire Vehicles Database) (England & Wales) Regulations 2019 were approved by Parliament.  It requires licensing authorities to upload, on a central database, specified information about the taxis and private hire vehicles it licenses.  The regulations come into force on 1st May 2019.  A new ‘National Register of Taxi…

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Contract & Commercial | New EU Copyright Directive

Today the European Union passed Directive 2019/790 on ‘Copyright & Related Rights in the Digital Single Market‘.  The Directive seeks to redress the legal uncertainty concerning- “…both rightholders and users, as regards certain uses, including cross-border uses, of works and other subject matter in the digital environment…“ Implementation, within Member States, will take place in…

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Taxi & Private Hire | Raising The Bar in London?

In December 2014 the London Assembly’s Transport Committee published ‘Future Proof: Taxi & Private Hire Services in London’.  It considered the future of taxi and private hire services in London. Today, in following up that report, it has published ‘Raising The Bar: Taxi & Private Hire Services in London‘.  It makes “…recommendations to the Mayor…

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Taxi & Private Hire | TfL Taxi Age Limits Consultation

Today Transport for London (TfL) has opened a consultation entitled ‘Have your say on reducing the maximum age limits for taxis‘. TfL, in accordance with the Mayor of London’s ‘Transport Strategy‘, proposes to- “Mandate the maximum taxi operating age from 1 November 2019“ “Introduce a new age limit for taxis over a phased period of…

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Taxi & Private Hire | Protecting Users Consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened the ‘Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Licensing: Protecting Users‘ consultation.  It seeks: “…views on proposed statutory guidance to taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing authorities on how to use their licensing powers to protect children and vulnerable adults…“. All responses must be submitted before closure of the…

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