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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.

Joint enterprise: MPs call for urgent review

Joint enterprise: MPs call for urgent review

MPs warned of the danger of ‘justifying’ the controversial joint enterprise doctrine simply because it delivered a ‘social message’ about the perils of gang crime rather than being necessary under…

Ben Geen: ‘last-ditch attempt’ for nursing fighting murder conviction

Ben Geen: ‘last-ditch attempt’ for nursing fighting murder conviction

New research has revealed doubts about the jailing of a nurse serving 30 years for murdering two patients and harming 15 others, according to a report by Hannah Devlin in…

The end of innocence?

The end of innocence?

The pioneering Bristol Innocence Project launched at the fourth National Pro Bono Week back in 2004. Ten years later and the Innocence Network UK (INUK), the umbrella group that assisted…

Victor Nealon: MoJ pursues legal costs from man who spent 17 lost years in prison

Victor Nealon: MoJ pursues legal costs from man who spent 17 lost years in prison

The government is pursuing a man whose conviction was quashed at the end of last year as a result of DNA evidence for legal costs over his attempts to win…

Tom Sargant: ‘Britain’s court of last resort’

Tom Sargant: ‘Britain’s court of last resort’

‘Whenever an innocent prisoner had exhausted all avenues of appeal he could still turn to Tom, who would always listen even when no one else would.’ Peter Hill, the journalist…

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