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Helping us help those most in need

These are – you do not need me to say – difficult times for all of us, businesses included. However, our moral obligation to behave decently and our legal obligation to comply with the law...

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A personal message from our Director

In the coming weeks you will see some big changes at the Good Law Project. For three years the Good Law Project has been little more than bank account and battered Nokia. But the part time...

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Newsletter | Good Law Project Updates | January 15th 2019

Your suggestions Our newsletter last week inviting suggestions generated a number of really helpful emails. Our director, Jolyon Maugham, had already been working with a university to address the dreadful outcomes of the care system; he...

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Newsletter | New Year’s Update from the Good Law Project

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you have had a restful break and have returned energised. There is much to do. Big Tech continues to grow in power – and national Governments are increasingly fearful...

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Associate Citizenship Petition

Dear Prime Minister,We will now, it is clear, leave the EU. Those who did not want this have lost. I understand you believe this to be in the national interest and that you have a...

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Our work is needed more than ever

With your help we’ve been on quite a journey. The Good Law Project started, without a single big backer and with no employees, in my office only two and a half years ago. And we have enjoyed...

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We’re hiring our first ever core staff team

We’re hiring our first ever core staff team! From a standing start, The Good Law Project has built a ground-breaking track record.  We’re now at the point of recruiting our first ever small staff team, to...

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Uber’s £1bn+ VAT Bill

Good Law Project Limited v Uber: A Briefing This is a briefing note for journalists in advance of the decision of Mrs Justice Lieven in R (oao Good Law Project) v HMRC (Interested Party: Uber London Limited) (the...

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Our Claim to establish that the Withdrawal Agreement is Unlawful will Continue

The case in Scotland to establish that Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement is unlawful will continue. Last month I brought proceedings in Scotland to establish that the proposed Withdrawal Agreement is unlawful. Section 55 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018...

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Victory in the Supreme Court – newsletter

Hello again from the Good Law Project! As you may have already heard, thanks to your support, we’ve been busy since our last newsletter. Read on for what we’ve been up to… To subscribe to our newsletter, please...

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We are recruiting our first Dale Vince Fellow

We are recruiting our first Dale Vince Fellow   Founded by Jolyon Maugham QC, the Good Law Project uses law to deliver a progressive society. We devise and bring novel, strategic legal cases to enhance the rule...

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The Nobile Officium Cases – the way forward

The Nobile Officium Cases – the way forward Dale Vince OBE, Joanna Cherry QC MP and Jolyon Maugham QC filed two cases in relation to the Prime Minister’s obligations under the so-called Benn Act. The first case...

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The Benn Act Proceedings in Scotland

The Benn Act Proceedings in Scotland The post introducing the present proceedings can be seen here. The proceedings stemmed from categorical statements made by the Prime Minister that we would be leaving the EU on 31 October...

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“The rule of law is not a thing to be grifted – not even by the Prime Minister.”

“The rule of law is not a thing to be grifted – not even by the Prime Minister.” A group of three litigants – Dale Vince OBE, the environmentalist and businessman, Jo Maugham QC and Joanna...

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Stopping Boris Johnson Suspending Parliament

Stopping Boris Johnson Suspending Parliament You can read here a copy of our ‘adjusted’ claim against the Government to prevent it cancelling Parliament. Readers will note from paragraph 37 that we contend that: “as a matter of constitutional law,...

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An important update – we have permission to proceed

We can confirm that our action to prevent Boris Johnson cancelling Parliament has received (without an oral hearing) permission to proceed.  A copy of the Petition, in which our director Jolyon Maugham QC, along with Jo...

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Cross-party group of MPs sues Boris Johnson in Scotland to stop him suspending Parliament

Cross-party group of MPs sues Boris Johnson in Scotland to stop him suspending Parliament Earlier this week, a cross-party group of MPs, backed by the Good Law Project, asked the Court of Session in Scotland to...

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Cross-party group of MPs sues Boris Johnson in Scotland to stop him suspending Parliament

Earlier this week, a cross-party group of MPs, backed by the Good Law Project, asked the Court of Session in Scotland to declare that Prime Minister Boris Johnson cannot close down Parliament in the run...

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Roll of honour: our legal action to stop the suspension of Parliament

You will have seen how the Good Law Project, alongside a cross-party group of politicians, has launched legal action to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament. He has threatened to suspend Parliament to...

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Suspending Parliament is the act of a dictator. We can’t allow it – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello!  Yet again, a No Deal Brexit – which Parliament has repeatedly rejected – is back on the cards. Boris Johnson has threatened to...

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PRESS RELEASE: Good Law Project launches legal challenge to stop the suspension of Parliament

Parliament is not an inconvenience to be bypassed. That’s what a cross party group of MPs and Peers has today said to the Government’s legal representative in Scotland, informing him that in seven days they...

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Defending the decision that the Electoral Commission failed properly to apply the law

On Thursday the Good Law Project will be in the Court of Appeal defending the finding of the High Court that the Electoral Commission failed properly to apply electoral law during the EU Referendum. If you...

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Vote Leave, zero-hour contracts, and challenging the Crown Prosecution Service – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello!  We’ve been rather busy at the Good Law Project… The Vote Leave saga continues If you recall, the Good Law Project launched a judicial review...

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Citizens denied their votes in the European elections and the latest on Uber – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello! Here is what the Good Law Project has been up to recently… Citizens denied their votes in the European elections The Good Law Project was...

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The Good Law Project sues HMRC over Uber’s tax dodging

The Good Law Project is suing HMRC for failing to stem losses due to Uber’s tax dodging. HMRC’s inaction means that around £20m is lost every month. We have now filed a judicial review claim...

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GLP back in the Court of Appeal over SSPs challenge: materials

The Good Law Project is back in the Court of Appeal on Friday (10 May). We were granted an expedited hearing of our application for permission to judicially review the Government’s serious shortage protocols power...

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Medical shortages challenge, climate change, and our new crowdfunding campaign – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello! Here is what the Good Law Project has been getting up to recently… The ‘No Deal’ Brexit medical shortages challenge continues We have been granted...

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No free ride for Bad Money – new crowdfunding campaign launched – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello! We’ve got a few updates for you… No free ride for Bad Money We are proud of our record holding badly behaved corporates to account....

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We’re hiring: interim Chief Operating Officer

The Good Law Project is a not for profit company established in 2017. We use public interest litigation to deliver a progressive society. We have just secured some additional funding and now we are looking for...

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Brexit and the ‘Constitutional Requirements’ of Article 50

What follows below is a short paper written by Mark Freedland QC (Hon.). In it he makes the argument that (1) the requirement in Article 50 of observance of the Member State’s ‘own constitutional requirements’ applies...

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The Good Law Project back in court over the £435,000 donation to the DUP – Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Hello! We’ve got a few updates for you… Our challenge against the Electoral Commission On Thursday, our legal team were back in the High Court, asking...

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Electoral Commission Judicial Review – Statement

Yesterday, the High Court refused to grant us permission to proceed with our judicial review of the Electoral Commission. It expressed concerns about the quality of the investigation undertaken by the Electoral Commission and said...

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