LIVE TWEETING AND BLOGGING  from the courts today and tomorrow. Jon Robins (@JusticeGap) is taking part in the Guardian Live Justice project this week. On April 3rd Jon is reporting from Central London Employment Tribunal and the following day he will be reporting from a court on repossession days.


From the  Guardian’s Live Justice page:

The legal system can be both baffling and daunting. All many of us know about going to court is gleaned from the television, and depictions tend to be based around extreme cases. The processes that go on every day – from repossession hearings to employment tribunals – rarely get much coverage.

We want to demystify the process, to make it less scary for anyone faced with court proceedings and give an insight to anyone interested in how things work. We have dispatched journalists to courts from where they will tweet live updates of cases as they unfold.

Today, we are following employment tribunals. Graham Snowdon is in Croydon and Jon Robins is in the central London employment tribunal. Cases start at 10.00am today.

You can follow them here throughout the day, where we will be providing background information and context, or on Twitter (go to the Live justice list on Guardian Money’s twitter feed or search #livejustice).
From May our colleagues on the Law site will be dispatching a reporter to a different English court every fortnight in order to get a better picture of the justice system.


Author: Jon Robins

Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon’s books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council’s journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year’s Criminal Justice Alliance’s journalism award

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