- Pre-charge bail regime fails to hit the spot
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- How are the changes to pre-charge bail brought in by PCA 2017 working in practice? What has your experience been?
- What are the key sticking points/hurdles facing criminal practitioners now?
- Have the amendments to pre-charge bail had the intended result? If not, why not?
Corporate Crime analysis: In response to mounting public concern over suspects being held for indefinite periods of time, the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (PCA 2017) introduced a new 28-day limit on pre-charge bail. Six months into the new regime, and serious fraud clients are still facing considerable uncertainty over when a charging decision can be expected. Ilana Baines of Byrne and Partners considers the reasons why the new limit has failed to have the intended result.
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