Bail and Murder

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District Judges’ (Magistrates’ Court) – Legal Committee

CP11/08 Lists questions for response in this consultation paper regarding any change to the law governing bail necessary.

President of the Queen’s Bench Division (PQBD) response

The question arising out of the cases of Weddell and Peart, is whether they have revealed a fault in the system because the provisions of the Bail Act are defective, or whether, alternatively, they illustrate that unexpected events sometimes occur that cannot be prevented by legislative intervention.