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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.

Why care about legal aid?

This film was made by the Justice Alliance an alliance of legal organisations, charities, community groups, grass roots and other campaigning groups, trade unions and individuals who are united in…

Miscarriage watchdog sends case back to Appeal judges for second time

Miscarriage watchdog sends case back to Appeal judges for second time

The Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred a conviction back to the Court of Appeal for a second time – making it the second only such referral in the group’s…

Supreme Court to hear test case which could leave wrongly accused in a Catch-22

Supreme Court to hear test case which could leave wrongly accused in a Catch-22

The Supreme Court is due to hear an appeal tomorrow relating to a refusal by the police to disclose evidence to assist in an attempt to overturn a conviction which…

‘Grayling day’ protest: legal aid cuts means ‘more innocent people going to jail’

‘Grayling day’ protest: legal aid cuts means ‘more innocent people going to jail’

Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six will join lawyers and campaigners later this morning to call on the Liberal Democrats to “stand up to Grayling and protect basic rights”. Paddy…

Oscar Pistorius trial: a test case for South African justice

Oscar Pistorius trial: a test case for South African justice

In a dramatic first day of the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the world’s press reported the testimony of a neighbour awoken by…

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