In 2015, Roads and Maritime Services (now Transport for NSW) commenced the prosecution of a large number of Uber drivers for alleged breaches of the Passenger Transport Act 1990, including unaccredited person carry on private hire vehicle service, use unlicensed private hire vehicle to carry on service and drive private hire vehicle without authority.
Hanna Legal represented all of the Uber drivers, who pleaded not guilty to the charges.
After we ran a successful defended hearing for one group of the drivers, the NSW Government decided to drop all of the charges against all of our clients. For more information, see: Charges dropped against UberX drivers, but government warns of campaign to come, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 2015.
Shortly afterwards, the NSW Parliament enacted legislation that formally “legalised” ride-sharing in this State.