Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Trial That Never Ends

I am representing a Client who is one of seven Defendants accused of riot. The trial was supposed to start promptly last Monday as there had been up to ten case management hearings and mentions to ensure that the trial would be ready in time for the fixed date set aside for the case.

Since last week I have received daily phone calls from Counsel saying, "We have still only had one hour of evidence. One of the Co-defendant's Counsel has made some spurious application because they are not well enough prepared."

It is expected that this trial might really get underway next week, and I sincerely hope it does otherwise it will be the trial that never will never end.

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