he is a defence lawyers utter nightmare..
You said it, Trooper. I am firmly of the view that he had a real chance of walking had he not testified, for the most damning pieces of evidence came from his own mouth. He certainly came off as a Mastursomething.
Coming to TM 'unconditionally' was said to be an in-joke based on real estate parlance. Without direct and radical action, the 'subject to finance' clause was going to be a problem and it was going to be well nigh impossible to satisfy 'subject to pest inspection'.
There are so many things one could say about all that evidence. However, my abiding impression is one of distaste.
It is distasteful that all of Allison's most private, innermost thoughts and feelings have had to be aired.
It is distasteful that Allison's husband saw fit to describe, unflatteringly, her first tentative steps back into sexual activity.
It is distasteful that pictures of the family home, with all the poignancy of everyday items and evidence of a busy family life on display, are now on the public record.
It is distasteful that the poor innocent girls' old toys, clothes and day-to-day activities were dragged into it all.
It is distasteful that a Court had to hear the mechanics of extramarital affairs conducted in hotels, cinemas, offices, vacant homes and the boot of a 4WD.
It is distasteful that GBC's evidence was part boast, part whinge, part (*advertiser censored*: lets say explicit adult material) and entirely disrespectful. To everyone the subject of it and to those to whom it was addressed.
It's all too bloody sad.