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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.

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The public shouldn’t pay to get the ex-PM off the hook

The Partygate scandal laid bare the Government’s disregard for its own social distancing rules, with reports of a string of parties being held in Number 10 Downing Street throughout the pandemic. Then-prime minister Boris Johnson was...

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Accountability and the Prorogation

On 28th August 2019, Jacob Rees-Mogg travelled to Balmoral to see Queen Elizabeth II to let her know that the Prime Minister planned to suspend or “prorogue” Parliament from a date in early September until...

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An update on our fuel poverty challenge

Thanks to the overwhelming pressure mounted by campaigners – a group which we were proud to be a part of – the Government finally intervened in the energy cap crisis and announced the cap would...

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Empowered 3: Understanding the rules on energy disconnection and prepayment meters

This is the third in a new series of articles that provide much-needed information and guidance about cost of living support and consumer rights. The first covered energy bill support and discounts, the second covered...

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We’re recruiting: Campaigner

About Good Law Project   Good Law Project uses the law for a better world. Our mission is to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure members of marginalised groups are not left behind by society....

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Revealed for the first time: full list of VIP Test and Trace firms given priority treatment

The names of 50 firms given a fast-track ‘VIP lane’ route to securing lucrative Test and Trace contracts have at last been revealed, following our longstanding Freedom of Information battle with Government. For over a year,...

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Empowered 2: Claiming the welfare benefits you are entitled to

This is the second in a new series of articles that provide much-needed information and guidance about cost of living support and consumer rights. The first covered energy bill support and discounts, and is available...

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Emails reveal another VIP Test and Trace contract that leads to more questions than answers

A politically-connected firm received a multi-million pound contract to provide Covid tests at the height of the pandemic after direct lobbying from a Conservative MP. As part of our ongoing fight to uncover the truth about...

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Empowered 1: Understanding your energy bill support and discounts

This is the first in a new series of articles that provide much-needed information and guidance about cost of living support and consumer rights. Future pieces in the series will cover topics including welfare benefits,...

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Breaking: We’re planning to sue Ofgem over its price cap failure

Good Law Project, Fuel Poverty Action and the Highlands & Islands Housing Associations Affordable Warmth Group are planning to sue the energy regulator Ofgem over its failure to mitigate the impact of rising energy bills...

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Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner challenges Ofgem to protect children from fuel poverty

Bruce Adamson, Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner, has today written to Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, challenging its decision to raise the energy price cap and expressing his deep concern about the dire consequences...

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Public Enemy Number One

Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has launched a furious, misguided, attack on Good Law Project and its founder Jolyon Maugham QC for “wasting time and money” in the Courts. And he has threatened judges he...

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E2BN owes the public £70 billion worth of answers

We won’t let the drive for Net Zero, one of the most important challenges facing the UK today, become another example of secretive closed-door procurement practices. That’s why we’ve filed judicial review proceedings against the East...

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Good Law Project puts Ofgem on notice of court action if it fails to comply with legal duties to protect vulnerable customers

The country is in the midst of an unprecedented cost-of-living crisis, with 35 million people under threat of fuel poverty in the coming months. As the price of energy continues to rise relentlessly, households will be...

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We’re recruiting: Executive 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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The jetset tycoon, the Tory council, and the missing £138m of taxpayers’ money

A Conservative council has been accused of misusing half a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money, with £138 million of that cash now seemingly unaccounted for. Through a series of secretive deals involving public money, Thurrock Council...

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Who are the Place Group?

Yesterday, our lawyers wrote to East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) to query their award of a contract to oversee a £70 billion framework agreement on NetZero procurement to the Place Group, a relatively small...

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We’re recruiting: Digital Comms Officer

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’re recruiting: Director of Campaigns

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. 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,...

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The public space sell-off: We’re going to the Supreme Court in December

We have a Supreme Court date! On 7 December, Good Law Project and the Greenfields Community Group are going to the Supreme Court. We will be fighting to protect a green space that’s been at the heart...

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New revelations about gaps in the Met Partygate investigation

The Met Police have, at last, admitted they did not send questionnaires to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, before deciding not to fine him for attending a gathering in No.10 on 13 November 2020 or...

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Fighting for the climate and our green spaces

We’re already seeing the devastating impact of the climate crisis in the UK. Scenes of people losing their homes, as wildfires ripped through their community, have brought our collective future into sharp focus.   There has never...

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Is the Government planning to undermine the Covid Inquiry?

We are today seeking urgent clarification from the Government that it is not planning to fatally undermine the official Covid Inquiry. According to an article published by Bloomberg, the Government is trying to block essential...

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We won: Government’s Net Zero Strategy is unlawful

Government’s strategy for getting to Net Zero is inadequate and unlawful, the High Court has found, following a successful legal challenge brought by Good Law Project, Joanna Wheatley, Client Earth and Friends of the Earth. The...

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The regulator must step in and protect people from fuel poverty

Imagine worrying every day about whether you can afford to boil the kettle, make dinner for your children, or cool your home during a dangerous heatwave. That’s the reality in 2022 for many families across the...

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Thousands of Ukrainian children are joining UK schools, but some face issues obtaining school places

The war in Ukraine has seen nearly 100,000 Ukrainians forced to leave their homes and resettle in the UK with relatives or host families. A significant number of children are among them, and that number is...

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The EHRC’s new guide won’t make public spaces safer, for anyone

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), ‘watchdog’ for equal treatment and ‘advocate’ for greater social cohesion, has come in for a lot of criticism recently, for its failure to tackle Islamophobia or protect the...

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Good Law Practice is recruiting: 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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Good Law Practice is recruiting: Paralegal

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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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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