Lydia Pearce Pupil Barrister at Broadway House Chambers Expert on Pre-Charge Bail
Lydia PearcePupil Barrister at Broadway House ChambersExpert on Pre-Charge Bail

Training for Legal Practitioners

On 3rd April 2017 the law around pre-charge bail changed, bringing new rights and responsibilities for your clients. Ensure you give the best advice and most effective protection by training now.

Lydia Pearce has been working in police custody for over 7 years and has recently passed the BPTC.


  • Lydia is currently a legal consultant to the National Police Chief's Council on pre-charge bail.
  • She wrote the arguments which lead to amendments being drafted into the bill to clarify the 28 day initial bail period.
  • Her analysis of pre-charge bail has been published by Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.
  • Lydia produced the only and definitive guidance to pre-charge bail under the bill, which is currently being used by police forces across the UK and is available for free from this website.


Lydia Pearce Legal offers a simple 60 minute training package for legal practitioners in England and Wales on the chnges to pre-charge bail. This is a vital area of understanding for any criminal or police law practitioner, her training session will inform your practice and comply with the new continuing professional development requirements of the SRA.


Pre-filled continuing professional development forms for all participants are available to help you evidence your learning as easily as possible.


Use the contact page to find out how you can bring your practice up to speed in time for the change of law.


Don't get left behind.

Contact for your free copy of Guidance to Pre-Charge Bail

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