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High Court rules Michael Gove broke the law by giving a contract to a communications agency run by long time associates of him and Dominic Cummings.

The Court found that the decision to award the £560,000 contract to Public First was tainted by “apparent bias” and was unlawful.

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BREAKING: High Court gives challenge over Ministers’ use of private email and WhatsApp green light

Our challenge over Ministers’ persistent use of private emails and messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal for Government business has just been given a huge boost: the High Court has granted us permission to proceed...

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They let Covid rip through our care homes

Cathy Gardner lost her dad to Covid last year. His death certificate just says ‘probable COVID-19,’ because he was never tested. Her dad was supposed to be in the care of the state, but like...

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Boris Johnson’s ex-adviser works at firm that won £3.5m Government ‘support’

By Russell Scott, Martin Williams and Marc Edwards Boris Johnson’s former adviser works for a company that won millions of pounds in Government funding – at the same time that it donated £20,000 to the Conservative...

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Breaking: Government ordered to reveal the names of companies in the PPE VIP lane

Good Law Project has successfully forced the Government to reveal the names of the 47 companies in the PPE VIP lane.  The Information Commissioner has ordered the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to disclose...

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EXCLUSIVE: Government ministers Michael Gove and Lord Agnew referred six Covid testing firms to the VIP ‘Fast Track’ lane

Good Law Project can now reveal that Michael Gove, and Cabinet Office Minister Lord Agnew, referred six firms down a fast track ‘VIP’ route to bid for lucrative Test and Trace contracts. This is the...

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They’re refusing to pay their costs

Professor Sir John Bell’s role in the awarding of lucrative contracts without competition to Abingdon Health was significant. He carried out that role, involving the expenditure of large sums of public money, using only his...

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School attendance and clinically vulnerable families – a guide for parents and schools

Earlier this week, the Education Secretary sent out new guidance which conceded that schools need to be sensitive to families’ needs when considering absence due to Covid. This is a big win for clinically extremely...

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REVEALED: Tory donor’s firm that landed £240m school laptop contracts agrees 400% jump in shareholder payout

Computacenter, the huge IT firm which landed over £240m in contracts from the Government to supply laptops to vulnerable children during the pandemic, has increased dividends payout to shareholders by an eye watering 402% in...

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Education Secretary’s new guidance means schools must support clinically vulnerable families

We have some great news this evening: the Secretary of State has, at last, conceded that schools need to be sensitive to families’ particular needs when considering requests for absence due to Covid. In an email...

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They’re hijacking our institutions

We have now heard back from the new Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries. Her predecessor demanded charities “rebalance” away from what he childishly called their “woke” agenda. And said he wouldn’t appoint a new Chair of...

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A very serious allegation

Good Law Project has received a letter from a firm of lawyers called Bristows LLP, who act for Abingdon Health. The letter makes a very serious allegation: it says we have made “public statements that [we]...

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Foster child denied place at local school because he is trans

We’ve been contacted by a foster parent with a shocking story.  Gemma* reached out to us after her foster child, Elliot*, was denied a place at the local school because he is transgender. The school is...

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They agree with our legal analysis

We have now received a response from the Government. The good news is that the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has agreed with our legal analysis, and confirmed that the provision which allows schools to authorise...

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Ministers, private emails and security risks: High Court orders urgent hearing

Boris Johnson and at least three Ministers past and present – Matt Hancock, Lord Bethell and Greg Hands – have routinely breached national security guidance by using private emails and messaging apps for Government business.  This,...

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This is too urgent to delay

After originally saying it needed until 24 September to respond to our lawyers’ letter, Government told us that it needed even more time (until tomorrow, 6 October). We think the matter is too urgent to...

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Court orders expedition of ‘pork barrelling’ claim

The High Court has granted our request to have our legal challenge to the so-called ‘Levelling Up Fund’ heard on an expedited basis.  With reports from backbench Tory MPs that access to public funding for local...

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REVEALED: Profits jumped 500% at Uniserve after firm landed ‘VIP’ contracts

In June, Good Law Project revealed that Uniserve, a logistics firm controlled by Iain Liddell, landed a staggering £300m+ in Government PPE contracts after being channelled down the ‘VIP’ lane. They also landed an eye-watering...

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Healthcare is for everyone

A coalition of civil society organisations has taken the first formal step in judicial review proceedings against NHS England in relation to its unlawful and discriminatory approach to health care for transgender adolescents. The proposed judicial...

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We’re hiring: Paralegal/Admin Assistant

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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“He was almost hospitalised”

Amanda* is clinically extremely vulnerable. Her 12 year-old son has severe asthma. She wanted to keep him off school until he had received his COVID-19 vaccination. But when his school refused to compromise, she had...

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We’re hiring: Legal Manager

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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‘We are just people too’: Four years is too long to wait for trans healthcare

England is an international outlier in trans healthcare – but sadly, not in a good way. With just one NHS gender identity service for young people serving the whole of England, and only a handful of...

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REVEALED: Testing firm awarded government approval after Tory fixer lobbied Matt Hancock

A controversial lobbyist with connections to Priti Patel, Boris Johnson and No 10. Advisor Munira Mirza has helped win approval for a lateral flow test marketed by a tiny shell company. Good Law Project has obtained...

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BREAKING: Government misled public over existence of VIP lane for testing contracts

When we last shared evidence of a VIP lane for testing contracts, Government told the world our claims were ‘completely false’.  Today we can reveal astonishing new emails between civil servants that prove there was a...

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Lord Bethell and Matt Hancock to hand over private messages

For months, Government has been refusing to hand over evidence in our challenge concerning Abingdon Health, the testing company awarded £85 million worth of contracts without competition. Yesterday we took Government to Court to fight...

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The Court of Appeal has ruled on healthcare for trans children – NHS England must act

Last week, the Court of Appeal reversed the damaging Bell judgment in a hugely significant victory for transgender children and their families.  Once more, doctors are allowed to make their own assessment about whether their young...

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Don’t let Government muzzle charities

Last weekend, the then Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden, announced his intention to muzzle the third sector. In his blog about the process for appointing a new Chair of the Charity Commission – the Government’s...

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We’ve won: Bell v Tavistock Judgment quashed by Court of Appeal

In a huge win for trans people and their families, the Court of Appeal has today reversed the judgment handed down in Bell v Tavistock by the Divisional Court.  The Court of Appeal said that “the...

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Boris Johnson and three Ministers breached national security guidance over private messages

Boris Johnson and at least three of his Ministers, Matt Hancock, Lord Bethell and Greg Hands, have repeatedly breached their own national security guidance by using private emails and phones for Government business.  The documents, unearthed...

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NEW: The ever growing mystery of Lord Bethell’s ‘missing’ phone

You will recall in our hearing in July Government admitted that some of Health Minister Lord Bethell’s dealings in relation to the controversial £85 million testing contracts to Abingdon Health had been conducted via WhatsApp...

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What would good procurement look like?

By Rhian E. Jones As Good Law Project has consistently noted, the government’s current procurement procedures amount to cronyism on an industrial scale. The National Audit Office report into procurement during the Covid pandemic revealed contracts...

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How do we choose our cases?

Good Law Project’s governance is complex. We are not a charity that exists to serve narrowly defined legal purposes. We don’t have the simple logic of businesses that exist to maximise their profits. And, although...

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