Uber's Not Leaving London Until Next April or June or Never

By Gary Cutlack on at

The court battle between London and Uber for the right to run app-controlled taxis about the city has kicked off today, with the expensive lawyers beginning their opening arguments.

Although, well, nothing's happened yet other than another date has been set, and it's already good news for Uber. The preliminary hearing has said that the company's appeal against the pulling of its licence is to be heard on April 30 2018; so that's another four and a bit months of running it's service in the city as if nothing's wrong, as Uber is allowed to continue operating while the appeals process is ongoing.

Even better news for Uber is that judge saying this could be delayed until June, which in tech/app world is a time point so far in the future as to hardly exist. [Reuters]