Dealmaker: Uber's Hogan Lovells lawyer on irate judges, RAF planes full of cash and that licence appeal

Hogan Lovells head of public law Charles Brasted, the lead lawyer on Uber's London licence appeal, recalls some memorable career moments

Hogan Lovells head of public law and policy Charles Brasted is acting for Uber on its appeal against Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to strip it of its licence to operate in London. He joined the firm in 2003 as a counsel from IT company Domus Internet Services and made partner in 2014, before succeeding Paul Dacam as public law and policy head earlier this year.

What is the most memorable case you ever have worked on and why?
The Uber licence appeal could well be the most memorable, because of the sheer volume of public support that it has gained so quickly. There aren’t many people in London who are not taking a personal interest in our making sure that they can continue to get to work in the morning and home at night.

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