Bain’s compensation quest

The Press reports:

David Bain stands to receive nearly $2 million if the judge appointed to consider his compensation bid finds in his favour.

Justice Minister Simon Power yesterday announced the appointment of retired Canadian Supreme Court Judge Ian Binnie to assess Bain’s claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment.

A very smart move. Normally it is a NZ QC but a foreign former Judge makes it very hard for people to attack the assessment, when it is made.

“The compensation framework requires claimants to prove their innocence, and at a minimum, under Cabinet guidelines, Mr Bain will need to establish his innocence on the balance of probabilities.

I eagerly await Judge Binnie’s assessment of who was the most likely killer on the balance of probabilities – David or Robin.

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