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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.

Specialist miscarriage of justice firm crowdfund to investigate ‘Freshwater Five’ case

Specialist miscarriage of justice firm crowdfund to investigate ‘Freshwater Five’ case

A pioneering law firm specialising in investigating in miscarriages is launching s crowdfunding campaign to fund the investigation one of its cases.. According to the new Centre for Criminal Appeals,…

Caught in the joint enterprise dragnet

Caught in the joint enterprise dragnet

INTERVIEW: ‘We’re not going to go away,’ says Gloria Morrison, a leading light in the campaigning group JENGbA – Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association. At the end of last…

Grayling’s ‘ideological’ legal aid cuts for prisoners begin to bite

Grayling’s ‘ideological’ legal aid cuts for prisoners begin to bite

Prison law charities have been overwhelmed with requests for advice from prisoners in the wake of cuts to the legal aid scheme introduced 18 months ago. The Howard League for…

UK’s first specialist miscarriage of justice law firm goes live

UK’s first specialist miscarriage of justice law firm goes live

The UK’s first criminal appeals specialist charity law firm is launched today, as defence lawyers take action to protest the legal aid cuts. The Centre for Criminal Appeals combines charitable…

Michael Mansfield: ‘It’s time for barristers to make a stand and strike’

Michael Mansfield: ‘It’s time for barristers to make a stand and strike’

INTERVIEW: ‘It is time for barristers to make a stand and strike,’ said the human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield QC last week. The self-described radical lawyer made his call as…

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