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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.

One in five teaching staff claim to have faced a false allegation from a pupil

One in five teaching staff claim to have faced a false allegation from a pupil

More than a one in five teaching staff (22%) have had a false allegation made against them by a pupil, according to research published today by the Association of Teachers…

‘Be bold’ and make more referrals, MPs tells cash-starved miscarriage watchdog

‘Be bold’ and make more referrals, MPs tells cash-starved miscarriage watchdog

MPs have today called upon the miscarriage of justice watchdog to be ‘less cautious’ and refer more cases back to the Court of Appeal. ‘If a bolder approach leads to…

Legal aid cuts are ‘national disgrace’, says union

Legal aid cuts are ‘national disgrace’, says union

Unite has called for ‘immediate action’ on the part of a new Labour government to reinstate cuts to the legal aid scheme to provide help for children, young people and…

Green light for miscarriage of justice compensation test case

Green light for miscarriage of justice compensation test case

The court of appeal has today given the green light for a critical test case by a man who spent 17 years in prison before having his conviction for attempted…

CCRC suffers deepest cut of entire criminal justice system

CCRC suffers deepest cut of entire criminal justice system

The independent state-funded body set up to investigate miscarriages of justice has suffered more than any other part of the criminal justice system under the austerity cuts, MPs were told.…

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