The concern of public law is not so much what a decision is, but rather how it is
made. When the stakes are high, the scientific considerations esoteric, and the evidence uncertain, , as they were during the Covid pandemic, we need it to be obvious that the way government decisions are taken is at least of the minimum standard required by law. Lawful public decision making should be more like skilful chess than snakes and ladders.

Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould holds the Government to account
on its (COVID-19) decision making in New Law Journal.

Decisions, decisions is available to read on the New Law Journal website via subscription. A full pdf of the article is also available to read here.

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. His area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.