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Rethinking pre-charge bail conditions

Published on: 10 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Rethinking pre-charge bail conditions
  • Original news
  • What are the proposed amendments to pre-charge bail in the Policing and Crime Bill?
  • What failings in the current system of pre-charge bail is the Bill trying to correct?
  • What are the main objections to the proposals raised by the police organisations?
  • Do you have any concerns about the alternative proposals issued?
  • Are there any specific concerns about the use of pre-charge bail in cases involving corporate criminal offences?
  • What are your predictions for how this will be resolved?

Article summary

Crime analysis: The Policing and Crime Bill is probably the biggest change to the system of bail in more than 30 years, with proposals to restrict police bail without charge to 28 days. John Harding, partner, and Claire Hegarty, associate, at Kingsley Napley, explain certain quarters, including the College of Policing, have voiced concerns over the shake-up of the system. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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