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Justice in a Time of Austerity

Stories From a System in Crisis

By Jon Robins and Daniel Newman

Published

22 Jun 2021

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1529213126

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

22 Jun 2021

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1529213140

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Justice in a Time of Austerity

    How are poverty and social inequality becoming entrenched through a failing civil justice system?

    Dan Newman and Jon Robins combine investigative journalism and academic scholarship to examine how the lives of people suffering problems with benefits, debt, family, housing and immigration are made harder by cuts to the civil justice system.

    Drawing on 150 interviews conducted with those denied justice, as well as up-to-date academic research, sector reports and news stories, they demonstrate how failure to access justice often represents a catastrophic step in the life of that person and their family.

    Readable yet robust, this powerful account humanises the hostile political debates that surround legal aid issues and reveals what access to justice really means in Austerity Britain.

    Daniel Newman is Senior Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University. He researches and writes extensively on topics around access to justice, including on a bestselling book on the impact of legal aid cuts and numerous journal articles.

    Jon Robins is an award-winning freelance journalist, author and lecturer at Winchester University. He has written about justice issues for over 20 years for the Guardian, Times, Independent on Sunday, The Mail on Sunday and Observer, as well as two books on miscarriages of justice. He is the founder of The Justice Gap Website: https://www.thejusticegap.com/author/jon-robins/

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    On the Streets

    Christmas at the Foodbank

    Meeting the Real ‘Daniel Blakes’

    Caught in a Hostile Environment

    Deserts and Droughts

    Heading for Breakdown

    Death by a Thousand Cuts

    A Way Forward