There are rules for what to do and what not to do when in the witness box. Berejiklian broke all of them.
I tweeted mid-afternoon on Friday that we’ll be using Gladys Berejiklian’s Independent Commission Against Corruption appearance as a training video for witnesses forever.
I wasn’t kidding. In the course of her first day in the witness box the former premier gave a masterclass in how not to do it.
Like all litigation lawyers, we coach our witnesses — not in what their evidence should be, but in how to cope with the ordeal of cross-examination and leave the court with the clear impression they are a witness of truth.
Keep reading to find out how Gladys’ credibility crumbled in the witness box.
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