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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 holding the regulator to account on climate denial charity

    It’s more than a year since we teamed up with a cross-party group of MPs to submit a complaint about the climate-sceptic charity the Global Warming Policy Foundation. But the Charity Commission has sat on its hands. We’re taking legal action.   

    We’re holding the regulator to account on climate denial charity
  • Help protect trans people’s right to safety

    Good Law Project is making sure the voices and experiences of trans people are heard at the Supreme Court, when a case affecting the freedoms they have relied on for 20 years is heard. 

    Help protect trans people’s right to safety
  • Ofcom must keep GB News in check

    In early March 2024, Ofcom suggested that the rightwing broadcaster GB News doesn’t have to meet the same impartiality standards as broadcasters with a bigger audience. But we think this two-tier approach is unlawful.

    Ofcom must keep GB News in check
  • MPs launch complaint against Institute of Economic Affairs

    Good Law Project has teamed up with a cross-party group of politicians to demand the Charity Commission take action over the radical rightwing charity the Institute of Economic Affairs.

    MPs launch complaint against Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Help us fight dangerous misinformation on gambling

    GambleAware should be helping people quit gambling. Instead it’s propping up an industry that preys on the public. It’s time for the Charity Commission to step up.

    Help us fight dangerous misinformation on gambling
  • Help local communities build better, greener homes

    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.

    Help local communities build better, greener homes
  • We’re challenging the Tories to unleash onshore wind

    The Government has been blocking onshore wind since 2015. We’re taking legal action to help spark a revolution in renewable power.

    We’re challenging the Tories to unleash onshore wind
  • 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