It has been 4 gruelling days at trial. The frantic preparation of documents over the weekend, meeting with witnesses, researching legal points, being in the court room for most of the day, travelling to and from the court, getting back to the office to tend to your other work. It’s shattering…But definitely very rewarding. You learn so much by observing the way the senior counsel conduct the cross-examination or the re-examination, the legal points which the senior counsel slowly distill from the facts which emerge at trial. Trial is a whole different ball game from just making submissions at summary proceedings.
Right now though, I just look forward to the weekend and to a bit of rest.