Good Law Project: the rise and fall of the Jolyon Empire

With Jolyon Maugham KC of the (Not Very) Good Law Project at risk of losing his coveted title of Public Enemy Number One to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, now seems a good time to update the tables set out in my blog post of 9 May, charting the impact of the GLP over three distinct eras since 2017.

As noted in my blog post of 12 June, we now have a little more information about some of the older GLP legal claims, and of course since then there have been a number of developments, including the launch of three new GLP crowdfunders, the withdrawal by the GLP of one legal claim (Michael Saiger), and the dismissal by the High Court of another (Net Zero – see paras. 261-275).

In addition, the GLP and their seedy co-claimants Mermaids have been having a torrid time with their illiberal but thankfully self-destructive challenge to the charitable status of the LGB Alliance, which will conclude in November. And it may not be long until I can add some colour to the rows for Abingdon Health, Trans healthcare, and Immensa testing.

The Golden Years (2017-19)

Thank goodness Jolyon got the Article 50 notification revoked and the prorogation of Parliament overturned, eh? Otherwise we might have left the EU and be living under a PM even worse than Boris Johnson. Oh, hang on …

The Manic Covid Era (2020-21)

Yes, that’s £8.98 million, and not a lot of green shading. Cherish those two High Court declarations! The life of every citizen is so much better for them.

[Update, 7 October: GLP’s claim in Abingdon Health was dismissed by the High Court today.]

(NB: Net Zero has moved to 2022, where it should have been all along.)

The Year of Living Dangerously (2022)

A mere £258K (and no green shading). Thank goodness those direct donations and grants are still pouring in, eh? The GLP now has more than 30 staff and a number of them are living their values on an annual salary of £84K (the same as an MP).

GLP organogram from the job pack, Head of Communications (maternity cover), 26 September 2022

About wonkypolicywonk

Wonkypolicywonk is a policy minion, assigned wonky at birth, who has been lucky enough to work for two of the very best MPs in the House of Commons, and for Maternity Action, Working Families, Citizens Advice, the National Audit Office, the Law Society, and Amnesty International UK.
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