What we do
Good Law Project is a not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law for a better world.
Our mission is to use the law to hold power to account, protect the environment, and ensure no one is left behind.
Explore our different areas of work
The issues we're currently focusing on
Holding power to account
We strengthen and enforce the law against the government and others with power.
We fight for transparency, good Government, and good governance.
We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019. In 2020, we successfully challenged the Government’s fast-track ‘VIP lane’ for awarding lucrative PPE contracts to those with political connections. More recently, our litigation played a key role in the Met Police opening an investigation into Boris Johnson over the Partygate scandal.
Protecting the environment
We strengthen and enforce the law against those who harm the environment or fail to adequately protect it.
We prioritise local geographic areas and natural assets with national significance.
In 2020, we issued proceedings when Government refused to confirm it would review its National Policy Statement on Energy Infrastructure. The government later confirmed it would review the policy – and subsequently changed it.
More recently, we campaigned alongside Friends of the Earth and Client Earth to deliver a rare win for the climate: the High Court found the Government’s Net Zero strategy was unlawful and ordered Ministers to update it.
Ensuring no one is left behind
We help marginalised communities access what the law can do.
We support and amplify marginalised voices and communities.
In 2020, we successfully campaigned and put pressure on the Government to discard the A-Levels results that Ofqual calculated automatically using algorithms, and instead based grades on the ones awarded by teachers.
More recently, we organised an intervention in the Bell/Tavistock appeal and the appeal against the original Bell decision succeeded.