So yesterday was day 1 of the trial.
Opposing counsel had written opening submissions, which she read. I on the other hand had memorised my opening submissions and presented them orally. The Judge seemed to like that.
My client was the first witness to give evidence. No matter how much you coach them prior to this, something always goes wrong.
Anyway, stuff went wrong when the opposing counsel cross-examined. I had stuff to fix during the re-examination and I was dancing a fine line between legitimate re-examination and re-leading evidence-in-chief. I got away with it, I was challenged twice, but fought off both objections.
That was the tough part of the case for me. Cross examination of the opposing witnesses is always easier.
I’m still trying to finish closing submissions.