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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.

Victor Nealon: MoJ to be challenged over refusal to pay compensation for 17 years in jail

Victor Nealon: MoJ to be challenged over refusal to pay compensation for 17 years in jail

The lawyers of a man jailed for 17 years are to challenge a decision to refuse to pay compensation after his conviction was quashed at the end of last year.…

Cash-strapped CCRC predicts ‘lengthening queues’ and ‘miscarriages left unaddressed’

Cash-strapped CCRC predicts ‘lengthening queues’ and ‘miscarriages left unaddressed’

Victims of miscarriages of justice faced the prospect of longer times behind bars as the Criminal Cases Review Commission struggles to cope with applications running at 50% higher for the…

Vulnerable defendants must be afforded the same protection as witnesses

Vulnerable defendants must be afforded the same protection as witnesses

Vulnerable defendants must be afforded the same protection in court as witnesses, according to a new High Court ruling. The case (OP v Secretary of State for Justice) concerned a…

Why so many mothers are ‘repeat clients’ in care proceedings

Why so many mothers are ‘repeat clients’ in care proceedings

Around one in every three care applications concerned a mother who was a ‘repeat client’ of the family court and often having already lost a child to the care system,…

Kevin Nunn ruling: a new duty on the CCRC

Kevin Nunn ruling: a new duty on the CCRC

The Supreme Court this morning rejected a challenge to a refusal by police to disclose evidence made to assist the overturning of a conviction, in a test case for miscarriages…

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