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Jon is editor of www.thejusticegap.com. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009 – with Steve Hynes) and People Power: how to run a campaign (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. He won the Bar Council's legal reporting award in 2015 and previously in 2005.

‘We will have a law centre owned and run by the people for the people’

‘We will have a law centre owned and run by the people for the people’

If everything goes according to plan, then Greater Manchester Law Centre will open its doors to the public in August. John Nicholson, immigration barrister and chair of the law centre’s…

Increasing rate of self harm for prisoners stranded on indeterminate sentences

Increasing rate of self harm for prisoners stranded on indeterminate sentences

Prisoners left languishing on indeterminate sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPPs) have one of the highest rates of self-harm in the prison system, according to a new report by…

Eddie Gilfoyle: ‘It’s not about justice. It’s about maintaining the integrity of the system’

Eddie Gilfoyle:  ‘It’s not about justice. It’s about maintaining the integrity of the system’

‘Everyday I get up I think about the case. I open my eyes in the morning and it’s the first thing on my mind,’ says Paul Caddick, brother-in-law of Eddie…

‘They created a fake science. Hysteria convinced the courts it was legitimate’

‘They created a fake science. Hysteria convinced the courts it was legitimate’

‘I feel like a war reporter chronicling some huge battle,’ says Susan Goldsmith. A veteran investigative journalist based in Portland, US, Goldsmith has spent the last eight years looking into…

Legal aid cuts have ripped the heart out of our justice system

Legal aid cuts have ripped the heart out of our justice system

“I genuinely believe access to justice is the hallmark of a civilised society.” These were the rousing words that in 2010, the then justice secretary Ken Clarke used to introduce…

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