Good Law Project and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v The Prime Minister and Another: Admn 15 Feb 2022

The Claimants contended that the government has a policy or practice by which people have been appointed to positions critical to the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic without open competition, that only candidates with some relevant personal or political connection to the decision-maker are appointed, and that, even though the positions to be filled are senior and strategically important, the person appointed must be unpaid. The Claimants say this gives rise to indirect discrimination on grounds of race and/or disability and make other complaints about the process used by the Defendants.


Lord Justice Singh
Mr Justice Swift


[2022] EWHC 298 (Admin)


Bailii, Judiciary


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedGardner and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Others Admn 27-Apr-2022
Patient transfer policy was unlawful
The claimants had relatives who died in care homes early in the COVID-19 pandemic. They said that the policy of moving patients from hospitals to care homes without testing had contributed to the deaths, and many others, and had been unlawful. The . .
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Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.672028