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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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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

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and...

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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

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and...

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We’re recruiting: Director of Campaigns

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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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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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

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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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

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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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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