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Abingdon Health: A cover-up

To protect public money and to seek to encourage Government towards honesty, we have issued judicial review proceedings in respect of the Abingdon Health contract awards.

We are taking legal action.

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The Gypsy and Traveller way of life is being legislated out of existence

Gypsy and Traveller groups are some of the most marginalised people in the UK. They face systemic prejudice and discrimination that pervades their children’s education, their family’s medical care and their community’s traditional nomadic lifestyle. Parliament’s...

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Saiger: an update

Of all the unusual PPE deals we lifted the lid on, it was one of the strangest. In the early Summer of 2020, Government awarded contracts worth over £250m to Saiger, a jeweller based in Florida,...

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New Met Police legal action will get to the truth about the PM’s Partygate

We are, today, issuing formal proceedings against the Met Police for their apparent continued failure to properly investigate Boris Johnson’s attendance at three lockdown gatherings, in November and December 2020 and January 2021, and their...

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A disappointing outcome for those who want to protect our rivers and seas from sewage dumping

This morning, the Court of Appeal sided with a major water company in the North West, United Utilities, in a case over the legal routes available to people to challenge its discharging of sewage into...

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The Procurement Bill has great potential. Here’s how to meet it.

With memories of the Government squandering billions in public money on dodgy PPE contracts and its unlawful VIP lane for political connections still fresh in our minds, we commissioned Patrick Halliday, a leading barrister in...

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It looks likely the Government will be forced to come clean over companies handed VIP Test and Trace contracts

For more than a year, Good Law Project has been working to uncover the politically-connected firms that benefitted from the Government’s £37 billion Test and Trace programme. We know that 50 companies with close links to...

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The Schools Bill: An attack on home-schooling that hurts children the most

Guest blog by Eloise Rickman Mainstream schooling is the best choice for many children. But it does not guarantee learning, or even safety, for every child. Bullying, rape culture and sexual assault are rife across the...

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The Met still has big Partygate questions to answer

The Met’s apparent decision not to investigate the Prime Minister’s attendance at three gatherings, which other, less senior, people were fined for attending, should be deeply concerning for all of us. And it raises serious...

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We’re recruiting: Communications Manager

About Good Law Project   Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to create a better world. We challenge abuses of power, exploitation, inequality, and injustice. We had a primary role...

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Human rights are for everyone

Stonewall and Disabled People Against Cuts, convened by Good Law Project, and with more than 30 other civil society organisations as signatories, have sent submissions to the UN body that oversees national human rights institutions,...

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There’s a hole in the Conversion Therapy Bill that trans people will fall through

Conversion therapies are nothing like true therapy. They coerce people, sometimes violently, into believing that one way of being is inherently more right than another; straight rather than gay; your gender at birth rather than...

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Good Law Practice is recruiting: Practice Solicitor

About Good Law Practice   Good Law Practice is a not-for-profit law firm that has Good Law Project as its main client and also acts for other clients. Good Law Project is a not-for-profit that uses...

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Just how successful are we?

Good Law Project doesn’t just bring legal challenges – we also campaign using the law. And that’s because campaigning and challenges both make change happen. “What happens now?” our supporters ask us, when a Court declares...

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Revealed in Court: Internal Government memo shows Net Zero Strategy falls short of what’s needed

We were at the High Court this week to fight for a Net Zero Strategy that’s strong enough to face up to the climate crisis that’s about to engulf us. Like many of you, we...

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Net Zero: We’ll see you in Court next week

One week from today, we will be at the High Court to argue for a stronger Net Zero Strategy that’s truly fit for purpose.  The UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy is meant to be a roadmap...

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The law must apply fairly to all

The Metropolitan Police investigated the various gatherings – we use a neutral expression – around 10 Downing Street during the pandemic lockdown by sending questionnaires to suspected attendees.  Our interest is in three such gatherings: On 13...

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Good Law Project launches new independent legal firm: ‘Good Law Practice’

Good Law Project is today launching a new independent law firm ‘Good Law Practice’, headed up by Jamie Potter, currently the joint Head of Bindmans’ Public Law and Human Rights team.  The firm will – alongside...

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Kristina O’Connor will get her day in Court

Over the past few months, we have been supporting Kristina O’Connor’s case against the Metropolitan Police for failing to sanction an officer who sexually harassed her.  We are pleased to announce that the High Court...

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Help stop the great British public space sell-off

Treasured public spaces across the UK are being sold off and lost to private interests at an alarming rate. Now one community in Shropshire is going all the way to the Supreme Court to fight this...

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Democracy shrivels in silence. We must protect our right to protest.

Guest blog by Tom Wainwright, barrister at Garden Court Chambers It is no exaggeration to say that the last fortnight has been one of the worst for freedom of expression, for the right to protest and...

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Four years is too long to wait for healthcare: We’re going to court

This week, we received the fantastic news that we have permission to bring our legal challenge against trans healthcare failures to court.   For too long, trans people have faced life-altering – and sometimes life-threatening – waits...

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We’re recruiting: Director of External Affairs

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for...

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Rooting out racism in schools

Schools should be places in which every child feels safe and respected. But for too many children from Black and minoritised communities, that is simply not the case. Studies have shown that Black students in particular...

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How can Parliament discipline the PM?

These days it feels like a week can’t pass without another story of an MP behaving in ways that would get us disciplined or fired from our jobs. But Parliament isn’t like any office most...

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Government’s shambolic Covid testing programme described as ‘unlegit’ and ‘no way to do business’ in explosive emails revealed at the High Court today

Civil servants described the Government’s shambolic testing programme as “unlegit” and “no way to do business”, in new internal emails we can publish today.  The emails were uncovered in the course of our legal action...

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We’re in Court tomorrow

Tomorrow our challenge over the Government’s shambolic award of lucrative public health contracts to Abingdon Health reaches the High Court for a three-day hearing.  Like so many of the contracts we’ve uncovered, these were awarded secretly,...

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Private emails: It’s not the result we hoped for

This morning the High Court accepted the Government’s arguments about Ministers’ use of unofficial messaging services and channels. The increasing use by Ministers, Special Advisors, and others, of private email accounts, private and auto-deleting messaging services,...

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We’re hiring: Legal Director

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this...

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The Prime Minister has brought our democracy into disrepute – it’s time to restore some pride

Yesterday, Parliament did the right thing and referred the Prime Minister to the Committee of Privileges, which investigates wrongs done to or in Parliament, like lying. But the Committee of Privileges has a limited scope and...

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A better society is possible

Good Law Project started back in 2017, founded on the simple belief that the law had a role to play in creating a better society. In the last few years, thanks to talented lawyers, expert partners...

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The Government must end the building safety scandal for good

Guest blog by the End Our Cladding Scandal Campaign Nearly five years after the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower, millions of residents remain trapped in unsafe buildings across the country, facing life-changing cladding and fire safety...

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A ray of hope

We are pleased to let you know that, thanks to your generous support, Asylum Aid has now successfully appointed a legal caseworker to help families fleeing as a result of the tragedy in Ukraine.  They have...

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