Jon Robins

Jon Robins
Jon Robins is a freelance journalist and editor of

Injustice in court

4 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

24 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

6 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

13 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

18 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

22 May 2011 Jon Robins investigates what the cuts will mean for the vital advice that Citizens Advice Bureaux provide

Falling down the justice gap

12 December 2010 Jon Robins looks at the troubled state of our legal aid system

Law for all

12 December 2010 Jon Robins lays the ground for some new thinking on legal aid

Mind the gap

16 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

7 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

8 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

21 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?

15 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