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  • 18 May 2024
    News Lawyers Who Care to unlock new legal talent

    UK group launches mission to help care-experienced people fulfil their dreams of a career in the legal profession.

    Lawyers Who Care to unlock new legal talent
  • 17 May 2024
    News When public protection turns Kafkaesque

    The government abolished Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences more than a decade ago, but thousands are still serving them. Is it ever right to punish people for crimes they might go on to commit? Content warning: suicide.

    When public protection turns Kafkaesque
  • 16 May 2024
    Case Update Charity Commission faces formal complaint over handling of rightwing think-tank

    The charities regulator ripped up its guidance and brushed off a complaint over the Institute of Economic Affairs in just 12 days. So we’re supporting a formal complaint over this irrational decision.

    Charity Commission faces formal complaint over handling of rightwing think-tank
  • 15 May 2024
    News Solicitor general to appeal Trudi Warner decision

    The High Court threw out the solicitor general’s ‘fanciful’ attempt to prosecute Trudi Warner for contempt of court. Now this Tory minister has lodged an appeal.

    Solicitor general to appeal Trudi Warner decision
  • 15 May 2024
    Case Update Charity Commission will report on climate denial think-tank

    After more than a year of delay, sustained legal pressure has forced the charities regulator to confirm it will report on whether the Global Warming Policy Foundation has breached charity law.

    Charity Commission will report on climate denial think-tank
  • 09 May 2024
    Case Update We have a date in court to demand greener, better homes

    Michael Gove’s guidance to local authorities is a policy disaster. We’re heading to the High Court in June with Rights Community Action to unlock the next generation of green homes.

    We have a date in court to demand greener, better homes
  • 08 May 2024
    News As government climate plan ruled unlawful, Tories hand out fossil fuel bonanza

    Firms are set to cash in on a tranche of licences to look for oil and gas in the North Sea, handed out on the same day the High Court ruled ministers’ plan to reach net zero is inadequate.

    As government climate plan ruled unlawful, Tories hand out fossil fuel bonanza
  • 08 May 2024
    News The Garrick has voted to admit women, but it’s still not fair

    Justice must not only be done, but it must be seen to be done. So can judges make cosy connections behind closed doors?

    The Garrick has voted to admit women, but it’s still not fair
  • 07 May 2024
    News Tory property director hit with £4.5m tax bill over his own property

    An apartment block in Chelsea linked to trafficking and prostitution has landed Christopher Moran with a hefty tax bill. But he’s still a director of the Conservative Party’s property portfolio.  

    Tory property director hit with £4.5m tax bill over his own property
  • 03 May 2024
    Case Update High Court rules Tory net zero plan unlawful – again

    The government had to rewrite its net zero plan after we teamed up with Friends of the Earth and ClientEarth. Now the courts have decided that the plan they came up with to replace it is unlawful too.  

    High Court rules Tory net zero plan unlawful – again
  • 02 May 2024
    Case Update Villains assemble: Tories forced to reveal links with election dark ops firms

    The Tories have had to come clean on the dirty campaigners they’re working with. We’re fighting to stop political parties illegally gathering data and targeting voters with bespoke misinformation.

    Villains assemble: Tories forced to reveal links with election dark ops firms
  • 30 April 2024
    News VIP lane firm folds, putting another £2.58m at risk

    Hotel Logistics shuts up shop, making it unlikely that millions wasted on useless PPE will ever be recovered.

    VIP lane firm folds, putting another £2.58m at risk
  • 29 April 2024
    News Holding South West Water to account

    Jo Bateman couldn’t go swimming after a water company sent tankers to release a flood of sewage. We’re supporting her legal action.

    Holding South West Water to account
  • 27 April 2024
    News Reform UK drops candidate who spread racist and Islamophobic posts

    After racist and Islamophobic posts on social media were found by Good Law Project, Reform UK has dropped a candidate standing in Yorkshire. But the party has declined to say whether it will act against three more. Content warning: Islamophobia, racism, far-right tropes

    Reform UK drops candidate who spread racist and Islamophobic posts
  • 26 April 2024
    News ‘Murky’ groups have poured £5m into politics since 2022

    Since Rishi Sunak became prime minister, anonymous dining clubs and special interest groups, set up as ‘unincorporated associations’, have funnelled millions into political parties. But who’s splashing the cash?

    ‘Murky’ groups have poured £5m into politics since 2022
  • 25 April 2024
    News Government ordered to disclose Sunak’s hedge fund emails

    Good Law Project has won a battle with the Treasury after it tried to suppress emails between Rishi Sunak and the hedge fund he founded.

    Government ordered to disclose Sunak’s hedge fund emails