5. 00:26 Mid set up Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, Vice Chair of the C.riminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa, working in his office.
6. 00:31 Close tilt Curlewis' face to his writing pad.
7. 00:40 SOUNDBITE (English) Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa:
"Look, at this stage of proceedings, obviously, the only question before court is whether to grant bail or not. It's not a question of guilt or innocent at this stage of the proceedings. That is only to be determined in a couple of months time from now. The only implication with regard to the term "premeditated", is to the extent that has an implication on the specific schedule in terms of which Oscar will be, will be, will have to stand trial, will ave to face his bail application. In essence it implies that there's a onus of proof that will be on him and his counsel to prove exceptional circumstances in order to be granted bail."
8. 01:25 Cutaway Curlewis' hands turning pages of a book.
9. 01:31 SOUNDBITE (English) Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa:
"Remember, in this instance maybe the mere fact that he is a celebrity is an exceptional circumstance. To suggest that he is one of the candidates that must be more readily afforded bail than otherwise. Everybody knows who he is. It's not as if he can hide or get a passport and run away overseas without anybody noticing him. So in my mind, I would suggest that even the fact that he's a well known person might count in his favour in this instance."
10. 01:59 Cutaway - close-up Curlewis' face reading.
11. 02:06 SOUNDBITE (English) Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa:
"Let's assume the bail issue is finalised before the end of Feb 2013. I would assume that the national director of public prosecutions would try expedite specifically this case because of the attention, media and worldwide. I would suggest that we are looking at October this year as a preferential date. If not October, and if there are other applications in the meantime, and there can be a lot of those, then we are looking at Match next year."
12. 02:42 Close Curlewis' hands reading a book.
13. 02:47 Mid Curlewis working at his office desk.
On Monday (February 18th), the Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa, Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, considered the prospects for Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing at Pretoria Magistrates Court on Tuesday (February 19th) - following the Paralympian's murder charge.
South African legal experts say lawyers for Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, will have to prove "exceptional circumstances" during his court appearance tomorrow (Tuesday), as part of his bail application.
Llewelyn Gray Curlewis, Vice Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa, says he expects bail to be granted on the bases of Pistorius' celebrity status.
He says even after bail proceedings are finalised, it could be October 2013 before the main trial begins.
A 29-year-old blonde model, law graduate and reality TV contestant, Steenkamp died last week of multiple gunshot wounds inside Pistorius' upscale house in a gated community in the eastern suburbs of one of the South African capital cities, Pretoria.
Police said they arrived in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday (February 14th) - Valentine's Day - to find paramedics trying to revive Steenkamp and said that she had been shot four times.
A nine-millimetre pistol was recovered from the scene.
Pistorius, a 26-year-old double-amputee runner, was arrested and charged with murder the same day.