Department of Political Science


Jolyon Maugham and Gemma Abbott, the Good Law Project

10 February 2022, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

good law

Good Law project was founded by Jolyon Maugham QC in 2017 to bring test cases to ‘defend, define and change the law to uphold democracy, protect the environment and ensure no one is left behind’. In its short life it has launched cases to challenge the VIP fast lane for PPE contracts, the use of private emails and WhatsApp by ministers, Heathrow airport expansion, and more. In this seminar Jo Maugham is joined by Gemma Abbott, Good Law Project’s Legal Director, to talk about the highs and lows of their litigation, the effectiveness of the law, and limits of the law, in holding the government to account.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Abi Turner

Further information

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  • This webinar will be recorded and made available on our podcast platform 'UCL Political Science Events'

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