Supreme Court’s first ‘compelling reason’ bail decision 

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The Supreme Court has today refused bail in a fraud case and found that the applicant had not demonstrated “compelling reason.” 

In so finding, the Court said, in its first interpretation of that test recently inserted into the Bail Act: “For an applicant required to show ‘compelling reason’, a synthesis or balancing of all relevant matters must compel the conclusion that the applicant’s detention in custody is not justified.”

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