Year 2, week 49: rustling

Thankfully WhistleBlower turned up on Friday. At around two in the afternoon and far too late to get all her evidence in. Seems she did indeed go to the police since she marched in with one of them in tow. As you might imagine other side kicked up an enormous fuss, particularly since they’d finally decided to discredit the documents as forgeries having mistakenly decided that there was no chance that WhistleBlower would be in court. An adjournment was demanded and the judge was looking like he was minded to grant it. Then OldSmoothie stood up and actually earned his ridiculously large brief fee in a few sentences. “Perhaps, we might just be able to have the evidence in chief this afternoon? After all. That’ll allow the other side to know exactly what is being said by this witness.”

As OldSmoothie continued along these lines to great effect there was great commotion at the back of the court as a couple of executives from the wireless company starting trying to get their solicitor to get UpTights’s attention. Big mistake when you’re dealing with UpTights I can tell you. She resolutely ignored each one of the stage whispers being thrown in her direction until eventually the solicitor starting putting post-it notes on her back. Still she didn’t turn round and within the space of about ten minutes the back of her jacket and even her hair had turned yellow.

Anyway, we got the evidence in and WhistleBlower did the business stating that all the documents she had provided were originals and even elaborating on the cover up which had taken place within the company. After this, OldSmothie got up and said the following. “Given that the other side have said all along that these documents are forgeries, before we adjourn today could they imdicate to us whether they will continue to peddle such a lie or not. We, too, need to be able top prepare our case for the adjourned hearing.”

There was a rustle of post-it notes and you could see UpTights’s mouth drop. She was stumped. To even hesitate would be to indocate to the judge that she didn’t believe her own client’s case. When she eventually got up and mumbled that they could not possibly know what would be the case in the face of such late evidence, the judge’s eyebrows were already raised and you could tell that he looked mightily unconvinced.

Now we just have to keep WhistleBlower available for the next hearing which is on 15 September. Otherwise the other side will claim that without being able to challenge the evidence it should count for nothing.

September 1, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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