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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: Legal aid is for everyone

Posted by - 10th January 2020
Struggling to cope The quality of the CPS’s handling of disclosure remained ‘unacceptably low’ with prosecutors failing to identify when police had not disclosed all the relevant evidence in more…
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JusticeWatch: Seasons greetings

Posted by - 20th December 2019
A symbol of swashbuckling womanhood Lawyers fell over themselves to pay tribute to the, er, Beyoncé of the legal profession – Lady Brenda Hale retires next month. ‘Clearly, she is a…
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JusticeWatch: Death by a thousand cuts

Posted by - 15th November 2019
Perverse incentives Conviction targets may be behind the decline in rape prosecutions which are at their lowest since 2008 – as revealed by freelance journalist Melanie Newman in an investigation…
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JusticeWatch: Two-tier justice

Posted by - 8th November 2019
Two-tier justice Maya Goodfellow wrote about the ‘dizzying maze’ that is the UK immigration system in a Guardian long read. ‘Support for immigration and asylum cases is almost non-existent unless…
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