Counsel should soldier on as best they can
Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
“If a defendant’s legal representatives considered that they were professionally embarrassed by continuing to conduct his case, the court could not oblige them to do so, but if the difficulty only amounted to insufficient time properly to prepare the case, owing to receiving late instructions, they should comply with their duty to the court by doing the best they could in the circumstances.”
The Times, 7th November 2007
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