Jon Robins

Jon is a journalist and has written about the law and justice for the national papers and specialist press for more than 15 years. Jon is a visiting journalism lecturer at Winchester University, a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln and patron of Hackney Community Law Centre. He has won the Bar Council’s legal reporter of the year award twice (2015 and 2005). Jon is editor and co-founder of LegalVoice

JusticeWatch: Inequality of arms

Posted by - 4th October 2019
Priti scary ‘We are coming after you,’ threatened Priti Patel last week at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The ‘you’ being criminals, of course (as opposed to voters in…
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JusticeWatch: Breaking point

Posted by - 27th September 2019
Breaking point The latest criminal court statistics ‘sparked alarm among lawyers’  over ‘appalling’ crime detection rates and a growing backlog of cases, reported Jemma Slingo for the Law Society’s Gazette…
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JusticeWatch: Legal aid at 70

Posted by - 2nd August 2019
‘A shadow of its former self’ ‘Happy birthday legal aid,’ wrote Daniel Newman and Faith Gordon for The Conversation. For 70 years, the people of England and Wales have enjoyed…
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