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Cases

Find all of our current and past legal cases in one handy place.

Displayed below are our current ongoing cases, click to see all cases
  • We’re challenging the Government to build homes fit for the future

    The Government is putting roadblocks in the way of local councils who want to improve energy efficiency. But we need housing that tackles fuel poverty and the climate crisis.

    We’re challenging the Government to build homes fit for the future
  • Father of 3 home for Christmas after we help him appeal

    Climate crisis protester is the first to have been sentenced with jail time for the controversial new Section 7 offence. We funded his bail application and will support him to appeal this draconian sentence.

    Father of 3 home for Christmas after we help him appeal
  • We’re helping fight medical misinformation

    When Dr Aseem Malhotra spread covid vaccine scares, the General Medical Council refused to investigate. Now we’re helping a doctor make sure the regulator does its job.

    We’re helping fight medical misinformation
  • We’re taking action against illegal coal mining in Wales

    Good Law Project is supporting Coal Action Network and the local residents they work with living in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, to end the illegal extraction of coal at the Ffos-y-Fran open-cast coal mine.

    We’re taking action against illegal coal mining in Wales
  • Protect NHS patient data

    People trust their healthcare providers with the most intimate kinds of personal information – and the NHS can’t do its job without that trust.

    Protect NHS patient data
  • We’re challenging the Home Office’s lack of action on spiking

    The Home Office has failed to publish a plan to tackle drink spiking. Good Law Project is teaming up with The Gemini Project to challenge their lack of action.

    We’re challenging the Home Office’s lack of action on spiking
  • Net Zero II: We are taking the Government back to court

    Good Law Project is taking legal action with Friends of the Earth and ClientEarth for the second time to ensure the Government tackles the climate crisis.

    Net Zero II: We are taking the Government back to court
  • HMRC: Close the private equity tax loophole!

    Together with Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, we are launching a legal challenge against HMRC to close the £600m ‘carried interest’ loophole in tax paid by private equity fund managers.

    HMRC: Close the private equity tax loophole!
  • Voter ID: protect the voting rights of young people and marginalised communities

    We’re planning to bring forward a legal challenge ahead of the next General Election to ensure that the new requirements for photo ID don’t disenfranchise people and deprive them of their democratic rights.

    Voter ID: protect the voting rights of young people and marginalised communities
  • We’re challenging the silencing of protesters

    We’re supporting action to defend the rights of protesters and the essential freedoms that hold up our fragile democracy.

    We’re challenging the silencing of protesters
  • Protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children

    Good Law Project is bringing a set of legal challenges to seek the proper protection of unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum in the UK.

    Protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • The River Wye is under threat

    Flowing across the border between England and Wales, the River Wye is one of our most beautiful and precious waterways. But it is dying because of the impacts of agricultural pollution. Run-off and slurry from intensive farming in Powys and Herefordshire is spilling into the river, degrading the habitats of a range of internationally important species.

    The River Wye is under threat
  • Clean Waters

    A deluge of untreated sewage is being discharged by water companies into our rivers and along our coastlines. But the Government is failing to face up to the scale of the problem. This is why we have launched legal action alongside Marine Conservation Society, Richard Haward’s Oysters and surfer and activist, Hugo Tagholm, to demand action.

    Clean Waters
  • Tufton Street: Shine a light on dark money in politics

    Who pulls the strings of the shady groups at 55 Tufton Street? We’ve started a legal campaign to uncover this insidious network of think-tanks and lobby groups that influence our politics – and to expose who’s behind them.

    Tufton Street: Shine a light on dark money in politics
  • 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. We’re supporting a community in Shropshire to save their local green space – and we’re now awaiting a judgment from the Supreme Court.

    Help stop the great British public space sell-off
  • Private emails, public accountability?

    Government Ministers have been using private email accounts to conduct official business. This was the case throughout the pandemic, when Boris Johnson and others were making important, costly decisions. So far our legal action to challenge the practice hasn’t succeeded, but we’re not giving up. We’re now seeking an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court.

    Private emails, public accountability?