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Bringing Down Goliath: How Good Law Can Topple the Powerful

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This book covers one arm of the state (The law) challenging the legislator ( the incumbent government). Our legal system often feels like it only works for the rich and powerful – for those who have the means to use the courts to enforce their will and defend their interests. The Houthis have discovered the beauty of greyzone aggression: you can just keep going, and the other side will struggle stop you.

He insists the referendum was merely advisory and claims it was worth all his efforts to get the European Court of Justice to rule that the Article 50 decision was revocable – but the politics made both points irrelevant. In Bringing Down Goliath, Jolyon Maugham shares his inspiration and his purpose, and he reveals the story behind these landmark cases and the hidden fault lines of our judicial system. Quite the review from the (Brexit supporting, pro Climate Change, racist, transphobic, anti-abortion, supine to power) Times,’ Maugham wrote on Twitter.The word “Twitter” appears but once in the index of Jolyon Maugham’s memoir cum social action manifesto Bringing Down Goliath.

It has brought a series of landmark cases against a dishonest and increasingly autocratic government and won widespread acclaim in successfully reversing the Prime Minister's unlawful suspension of Parliament. Personally, I do, and have admired Jolyon Maugham since hearing him speak in person during the Remain campaign. This blindness to ultimate consequences is also evident in his account of my specialist subject: the Brexit saga. When a sudden and shocking turn of events hit Mercy with a wrath equivalent to the Pearl Harbor bombings, her dreams were lost forever!This is how Jolyon Maugham KC describes it in his new book Bringing Down Goliath, which charts the origins and ongoing battles of the Good Law Project (GLP).

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