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  • We’re taking legal action to uncover Palantir’s blanked-out contract

    Almost three quarters of the contract between the tech giant and the NHS is completely blanked out. It’s time to see what it’s hiding.

    We’re taking legal action to uncover Palantir’s blanked-out contract
  • General Election: Help us stop political parties misusing your data

    We’re all working on the assumption that Rishi Sunak will find the courage to call a General Election sometime this year. Political parties are keener than ever to speak directly to you – but they can’t get into your inbox or social media feed unless they can capture your personal data.  With trust in political processes at an all-time low, being open, transparent and accountable about the use by political parties of your data is essential for a healthy democracy. But early indications show some political parties are riding roughshod over crucial data rights.

    General Election: Help us stop political parties misusing your data
  • 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
  • Holding the Scottish Government to its climate pledges

    Good Law Project and the Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland are challenging the Scottish Government over its failure to uphold its commitments over the climate crisis.

    Holding the Scottish Government to its climate pledges
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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?
  • Protect Net Zero from shoddy procurement practices

    We can’t let the drive for Net Zero become another place for secretive closed-door procurement practices. We challenged an enormous contract awarded to a suspiciously small company. After our legal action, the contract was dropped.

    Protect Net Zero from shoddy procurement practices
  • New Chair of Charity Commission

    We issued a judicial review after the then Culture Secretary announced he would take his “war on woke” to the appointment of the new chair of the Charity Commission. When the new chair was appointed, we revealed information about his history that led to his withdrawal from the position.

    New Chair of Charity Commission
  • False negatives cost lives

    The Covid testing lab Immensa, based in the West Midlands, told tens of thousands of people that they had tested negative for Covid – when they had in fact tested positive. This led to dozens of deaths. We challenged the awarding of the contract and failure by the Government to ensure the lab met basic standards.

    False negatives cost lives
  • Bunzl

    We’re taking legal action against the awarding of a £22.6m PPE contract to Bunzl Healthcare, a client of a close associate of the Conservative health minister Lord Bethell. The contract was awarded with no competition.

    Bunzl
  • Feathering the Party nest with public money

    Boris Johnson hijacked a Downing Street press conference – paid for by the British taxpayer and intended to provide the public with a vital COVID-19 update – to attack one of his political opponents.

    Feathering the Party nest with public money
  • £100m+ Contract for Ex-Number 10 Adviser

    A firm linked to Samir Jassal, a two-time Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and former councillor, was awarded a £102.6 million Government PPE contract without any competition in July last year. It was only after our lawyers wrote to Government in March this year to ask about Pharmaceuticals Direct that this contract was disclosed, long after Boris Johnson had insisted all contract details were on record.

    £100m+ Contract for Ex-Number 10 Adviser
  • Pork barrel politics

    In every corner of public life, the Tories are or look to be bending the resources of the state to their own private advantage.

    Pork barrel politics
  • Operation Moonshot

    Leaked documents revealed that ‘Operation Moonshot’, the Government’s plan to increase its Coronavirus testing programme, was based on technology that didn’t even exist yet – and would cost over £100 billion. But, in March 2021, the courts refused permission for a judicial review.

    Operation Moonshot