Jon Robins


Jon RobinsJon Robins is a freelance journalist and editor of www.thejusticegap.com




Injustice in court July 2013

The extension of secret courts and devastating cuts to legal aid show the government’s contempt for the British justice system, says Jon Robins

Caught in the dragnet May 2012

The controversial legal notion of ‘joint enterprise’ is being used against protesters and alleged gang members alike. Jon Robins reports

Right to speak: whistleblowers and the law December 2011

One question screams out following the phone hacking scandal: why didn’t anyone other than brave Sean Hoare blow the whistle? By Jon Robins

Ritz justice September 2011

A bill going through parliament threatens to make access to justice a right available only to the rich. Jon Robins reports

Justice as rough as ever July 2011

Miscarriages of justice are still shockingly common, but 20 years after the release of the Birmingham Six, the issue isn’t fashionable any more. Jon Robins reports

Big Society brings little aid May 2011

Jon Robins investigates what the cuts will mean for the vital advice that Citizens Advice Bureaux provide

Falling down the justice gap December 2010

Jon Robins looks at the troubled state of our legal aid system

Law for all December 2010

Jon Robins lays the ground for some new thinking on legal aid

Mind the gap June 2010

It was the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act in May, but Jon Robins finds there's still a long way to go before equal pay becomes a reality

The Billy-no-mates service May 2010

It's tricky defending a public service in these straitened times when it sounds like a charity appeal for lawyers. Instead of legal aid, let's talk about 'access to justice', says Jon Robins, and ensure that people get it

Hope for the innocent February 2010

The Criminal Cases Review Commission was established 13 years ago in response to a crisis of public faith in the criminal justice system as a result of a series of miscarriages of justice. But is it doing the job it was set up for? Jon Robins reports

An ability to persuade December 2009

From the Birmingham Six to the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, radical barrister Michael Mansfield has represented them all. Jon Robins interviews him as he takes a break from his high-profile legal career

A radical alternative to prison? November 2009

The community justice centre in Liverpool has been called a more enlightened approach to dealing with crime. Jon Robins investigates if, and how, it works






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