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Date set for challenge to puberty blocker ban

The challenge to the puberty blocker ban, brought forward by TransActual and a second claimant, in partnership with the Good Law Project, is now due to be heard next week, on Friday 12 July, in the High Court of Justice, King’s Bench Division.

This follows the issuing of court proceedings on 18 June against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in respect of her recent order to ban the provision of puberty blockers to young trans people.

Russell-Cooke solicitors and senior barristers David Lock KC, Jason Coppel KC, Rob Harland and Charles Bishop are acting on the legal challenge to the ban. We have applied for an urgent judicial review asking that the courts quash the ban on the grounds that the legislation is unlawful.

Chay Brown, Director for Healthcare, said: “In view of the continuing harmful impact that this ban is having on young trans people, we are disappointed that the courts were unable to hear this case sooner.

“However, it is what it is, and in light of advice provided, that this ban was not properly introduced, we are hopeful that it will be overturned on that date.”

To contribute to the legal fund for this action, please go to the crowdfunding page established by the Good Law Project.

Further Information

For further information email jane fae at

You can read the pre-action letter here.

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