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Jon is editor of www.thejusticegap.com. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The Justice Gap: Whatever happened to legal aid? (Legal Action Group, 2009 – with Steve Hynes) and People Power: how to run a campaign and make a difference in your community (Daily Telegraph and LawPack, 2008). Jon is a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln and a patron of Hackney Community Law Centre.

‘The problem lies with the Court of Appeal. It always did’

‘The problem lies with the Court of Appeal. It always did’

‘The problem lies with the Court of Appeal. It always did,’ so said Dr Dennis Eady, of Cardiff University Law School’s Innocence Project earlier this month. Eady was one of…

‘I have a case worth fighting. I’m not going to give up’

‘I have a case worth fighting. I’m not going to give up’

INTERVIEW: ‘I lost everything I had before I went into prison,’ says Victor Nealon, who was given a discretionary life sentence in January 1997. He has been out of prison…

‘The Court of Appeal remains at the heart of the problem of wrongful convictions’

‘The Court of Appeal remains at the heart of the problem of wrongful convictions’

The Criminal Cases Review Commission lacks independence and simply serves to reinforce ‘the traditional intransigence’ of the Court of Appeal, according to evidence submitted to the House of Commons’ Justice committee…

2014: a year in review

2014: a year in review

Happy new year Thanks to everyone who has written for – or supported - www.thejusticegap.com over the last 12 months. Too numerous to mention by name (but listed on our contributors’…

Joint enterprise: MPs call for urgent review

Joint enterprise: MPs call for urgent review

MPs warned of the danger of ‘justifying’ the controversial joint enterprise doctrine simply because it delivered a ‘social message’ about the perils of gang crime rather than being necessary under…

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