Pre-charge Bail Limits Required

John Harding, a partner and Claire Hegarty, a solicitor in the criminal law team at Kingsley Napley, argue for a change to bail conditions rules to allow for time limits on police pre-charge bail to be put in place.

This would put an end to people who have not even been charged having to put their lives on hold for an indefinite period and would also spur the police to complete investigations more quickly.

They call for judicial oversight of the system – a move they argue would provide appropriate checks and balances while ensuring the police can still do their job properly.