Bail case analysis: Re Gaylor & compelling reasons

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This is a case analysis of a bail application where the applicant, charged with serious offences, had to show ‘compelling reasons’ to get bail. I think defence lawyers should start using it. Note, for those short on time skip to the end with the ‘bold bits’. The case is Re

Horse trainer’s claims scratched: Cummings v Fairfax [2018] NSWCA 325

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Justin Castelan

The plaintiff

Anthony Cummings and his company, Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, train horses. They sued Fairfax Digital, The Age, Fairfax Media and a journalist, Kate Leahy, in respect of 3 articles published online on 25 February 2010 and a poster advertising a front-page article published in the Sydney Morning Herald,