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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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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

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 in...

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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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Freelance Investigative Journalist (parental leave cover)

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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High Court refuses permission in our children in care case

Yesterday, we asked the High Court to reconsider its decision not to allow our judicial review challenge to out-of-area placements for children in care to proceed. We are sorry to have to tell you that...

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Water company attempts to shut down legal challenges against sewage dumping

Today, a vitally important case will be heard in the Court of Appeal, which could determine whether or not water companies can be held to account for dumping raw sewage into our waters.  Profit-hungry water companies...

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An update from the Court of Appeal

In June, we explained that we were appealing the High Court’s decision that – due to a mistake by our external solicitors – our case about the award of contracts to Pharmaceuticals Direct Limited could...

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Government reveals that none of the Prime Minister’s phone messages prior to April 2021 can be searched

The Government has admitted that none of Boris Johnson’s messages from his mobile phone prior to April 2021 are available, as Good Law Project’s legal challenge to Ministers’ persistent use of private communication channels for...

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3 reasons the Government shouldn’t use private communication channels

On Tuesday we’ll be in Court over Ministers’ persistent use of private communication channels to conduct official Government business. Here’s three reasons why we think this is an issue: Accountability: When Ministers use unofficial communication channels for...

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Next week in Court

On Tuesday, Good Law Project is back in Court. We’re challenging Ministers’ persistent use of personal email accounts and messaging apps to conduct Government business.  Our case focuses on two crucial questions: why are Ministers using...

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Net Zero: We have a court date

A date has now been set for the substantive hearing in our Net Zero legal challenge. We will be going to court on 8 and 9 June this year, alongside ClientEarth and Friends of the...

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It’s time for an end to cronyism: An update on our costs in this case

Last month we told you about the Court’s decision that the Government had failed to comply with its obligations under equalities laws when appointing Dido Harding and Mike Coupe to important public health jobs during...

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Children in care: Surrey Council commits to changing its ways following our legal challenge

Last summer, we launched a case to protect the rights and safety of children in care – some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. In 2020, more than 30,000 children were placed in...

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We asked the experts: UK refugee laws are inadequate, and they’re about to get worse

Like many, we have watched in horror at the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine and the increasing numbers of people fleeing to safety. The UN refugee agency estimates that two million Ukrainians have already fled beyond...

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Net Zero: We’re going to Court

We have good news in our legal challenge against the Government’s dangerously threadbare Net Zero strategy: we have been given permission to bring judicial review proceedings on all of our grounds. We launched our case a...

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We must do our part

Like you, we at Good Law Project have been searching for a way to respond to the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine.  Lawyers who specialise in the law of international conflicts tell us that this war is...

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Why it’s ‘job done’ with the Charity Commission

When the then Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden wrote in The Telegraph about how he wanted to take his ‘war on woke’ to the Charity Commission, and how he had given instructions to those appointing its...

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Cressida Dick’s departure is a chance to address the institutional problems in the Met

Guest blog by Mandu Reid, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party There’s something I will never get used to as the leader of the Women’s Equality Party: attending vigils for women lost to male violence. The...

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We’re appealing parts of the PPE VIP lane judgment. Here’s why.

In January, the High Court ruled that the Government had broken the law by running a special VIP lane through which well-connected companies were awarded lucrative PPE contracts. This was important: the institutionalisation of special...

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Expert legal advice for trans children and their parents

Trans children and their parents face an uncertain time when starting at new schools or transitioning.  Schools, too, have little official guidance to assist them and may not have had to manage similar circumstances before. The...

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