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More details of the PPE fiasco are starting to emerge

Why did the Government award PE contracts worth millions of pounds to a pest control company, a confectionery wholesaler, and an opaque private fund?

We are taking legal action to get answers.

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Cases

Procurement Case

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Money for Dominic Cummings’ mates

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Don’t let children go hungry this summer

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PPE: There needs to be an urgent inquiry

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Children will be left behind

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Prevent more fossil fuel developments

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Serious Shortage Protocols

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Withdrawal Agreement is illegal

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Benn Act

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Uber Case

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Monocle Case

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Miller Case

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Expose the DUP

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Dublin case

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Electoral Commission Challenge

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Electoral commission to appeal

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Secret Brexit documents

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Cherry Case

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Withdraw our Notification

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News

PPE masks not fit for purpose

The Government awarded a PPE contract worth £252 million to Ayanda Capital Limited, a ‘family office’ owned through a tax haven in Mauritius, with connections to Liz Truss. It is the largest PPE contract we...

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Update: Money for his mates

Several weeks back we issued judicial review proceedings against Michael Gove for his decision to award an £840,000 contract to associates of his and Dominic Cummings, without any advertisement or competitive tender process. Last week we...

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They think that they are above the law

On 11 July, we issued judicial review proceedings against Michael Gove for awarding an £840,000 contract to long-time associates of his and Mr Cummings. You can read the documents relating to that claim here. In those...

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PPE Public Inquiry – We received a response from the Secretary of State

On 1 July we received a formal response from the Secretary of State in relation to our judicial review for a public inquiry. You can read his response here. On 11 June 2020, some days after...

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Money for Dominic Cummings’ mates

Why do so many public contracts end up with friends of Dominic Cummings? Like us, you might have wondered. But, although reporters pick these stories up, nothing ever happens. Well, this time it’s different. On 3...

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The PPE Fiasco

More details of PPE fiasco that left hundreds of doctors and nurses dead are starting to emerge. Whilst our EU partners were putting together emergency procurement arrangements in late January, it wasn’t until March that...

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Update: Attorney General’s Conduct

You may recall that we wrote to the Attorney General’s Office and the Cabinet Office in May, asking for information about the tendering of legal advice by the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, in relation to...

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PPE supplied by a sweet wholesaler?

The Government has awarded an £108 million contract for the supply of PPE to a wholesaler of sweets. The enormous contract was awarded to the confectionery business seemingly without any advertising or competitive tendering process....

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Keep us safe from COVID-19: Review air pollution targets

To: George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs Dirty, polluted air damages the world around us and is a serious risk to our health. Now, evidence is mounting up...

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Update: We have requested for the case to be expedited

On the 1st of July Good Law Project and the Secretary of State for BEIS filed our position statements (available here) with the court. We believe that this case needs to be heard in the...

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They are shrinking public assets to grow their own

What we learned when Dominic Cummings went unpunished for committing a criminal offence is that justice isn’t blind. Whilst normal people made unbearable sacrifices – watching parents die over a videolink – those at heart...

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A personal message from Jolyon Maugham

Good Law Project started, without a single big backer and no employees, in my office just three years ago. It is astonishing then to look back at what we were able to achieve in 2019....

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Don’t cancel student nurses’ contracts

Update: Following an extensive campaign, with hundreds of thousands of people calling on the Government not to cancel nursing students’ contracts, the Government has now agreed that these contracts should be honoured in full. Thank you to...

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Windrush scandal

Today is Windrush Day, the anniversary of the arrival of hundreds of Caribbean people to the UK upon HMT Empire Windrush in 1948.  An annual celebration born just two years ago, Windrush Day is an opportunity...

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No way is this a proper use of public funds

We’re suing the Government over its decision to grant an £108 million contract for the supply of PPE to Crisp Websites Limited. Since the start of the pandemic, Government has signed over 100 contracts – worth...

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We have now issued judicial review proceedings

We have now issued judicial review proceedings after the Government refused to launch an urgent inquiry into the failures to provide adequate PPE for NHS staff and other frontline care workers.  The challenge sets out the...

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Don’t let children go hungry this summer

Update: We are hugely grateful for your support. In light of the Government’s climb down we do not need to collect further funding. If you would like to support the ongoing work of the Good...

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We must have an urgent inquiry into PPE shortages

We have now issued judicial review proceedings after the Government refused to launch an urgent inquiry into the failures to provide adequate PPE for NHS staff and other frontline care workers.  The challenge sets out the...

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It is not good enough

This Government, by advancing proposals which remove the electoral franchise for the millions represented by physically vulnerable MPs, and this only months after the Government unlawfully suspended Parliament, has shown real contempt for the role...

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The Attorney General’s Conduct

We have watched with growing disbelief the justifications offered by Downing Street, various Cabinet members and latterly Dominic Cummings himself of his recent actions in travelling with his family to, and around, Durham during the...

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We have issued proceedings for judicial review

We have now issued proceedings for judicial review after the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said it is not appropriate to review its outdated energy policy at this time. The Energy National Policy Statements...

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Inadequate PPE: Advice for doctors and nurses

Doctors and nurses are on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. But there are consistent and ongoing failures to provide them with adequate PPE.  At the request of Every Doctor, a campaign group of medical professionals...

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UPDATE: Leaked Guidance Shows NHS Trusts May Be Underreporting COVID-19 Deaths

Last week, we received leaked guidance from an NHS Trust which revealed that doctors were not required to report COVID-19 as the cause of death for patients. Here’s what the guidance said: ‘Doctors are asked...

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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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