At a recent meeting off junction 12 of the M40, some two dozen sub- and ex-postmasters formed the Justice For Subpostmasters Alliance, with the common goal of publicising what they see as serious flaws in the Post Office's Horizon accounting system. 

They are exploring joint action to seek redress for a number of subpostmasters who have been bankrupted, imprisoned and ruined because they could not afford to fight the state-owned Post Office in the courts.

Criminal lawyer Issy Hogg, who has been involved in defending a number of subpostmasters prosecuted by the PO, was also in attendance. She is building up extensive knowledge of these types of cases and is the central contact for all legal and professional enquiries.

If you have your own legal adviser Issy is not trying to take over your case. She would simply be willing to share information with them that might be of use.

"With jfsa.org.uk now registered as the website address for the group we are going to try to get funding for a joint action," says Lee Castleton, who along with Graham Ward and several others, has been actively engaged in contacting as many as possible. "This is further complicated by the post office starting its new (computer) system soon," says Graham.

"It means every (post) office will be audited so there could be a number of closures resulting. I am also concerned about it 'losing' the old data and programs, which would be convenient wouldn't it?"

If anyone has any information they can share on Horizon glitches, please email the details to Lee, Graham and Issy: issy.hogg@coomber-rich.co.uk, tel: 01256 812202; Lee on lcastleton.castleton@googlemail.com; and Graham on graham@oakstores.co.uk.