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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.

‘The police tried to destroy my life for their own public relations purposes’

‘The police tried to destroy my life for their own public relations purposes’

‘The state as expressed through its agencies – the police and Crown Prosecution Services – warred against me for a year.’ It has been over 14 months since the CPS…

It’s time to stop the ‘reckless and irresponsible’ practice of destroying court records

It’s time to stop the ‘reckless and irresponsible’ practice of destroying court records

Michael Gove is being called upon to stop the ‘reckless and irresponsible’ practice of automatically destroying the records of Crown Court trials. In an open letter published today on the…

‘We were standing up for our rights. That’s no reason for the police to target us’

‘We were standing up for our rights. That’s no reason for the police to target us’

‘It felt like the police were on trial,’ recalls Pete Simpson. ‘They were the aggressors on that day. They were in the witness box and they were nervous.’ Last week,…

Looking for Proof? Out now

Looking for Proof? Out now

PROOF, ISSUE 1   Editors: Jon Robins and Brian Thornton Designer: Andrew Stocks Illustrator: Isobel Williams Photographer: Andrew Aitchison Subeditor: Guy Skelton Publisher: Justice Gap   We are very grateful…

‘We deserve a justice system that is open and transparent’

‘We deserve a justice system that is open and transparent’

Campaigners, university criminal appeals units and innocence projects, and lawyers are calling on the government to stop systematically destroying court transcripts after five years preventing victims of miscarriages of justice…

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