HALIFAX -- The lawyer for a Dalhousie University medical student accused of murdering a fellow student is moving ahead with a bid to have his client released on bail.

Eugene Tan appeared in court Thursday to argue that a judge's decision last October to deny bail to William Sandeson should be the subject of a bail review hearing.

Tan says some information provided to the judge last fall was revealed to be "unreliable" in a subsequent preliminary hearing.

All of the evidence before the courts is protected by a routine publication ban.

The defence lawyer says he has filed a notice of his intention to seek a review, but he says the original judge must first hear arguments on the merit of such an application on May 10.

The 23-year-old accused was charged with first-degree murder on Aug. 20, 2015 and ordered to stand trial on March 29 following the preliminary hearing.

The charge came four days after 22-year-old Taylor Samson was reported missing in Halifax.

His body has yet to be found.