Assume that the cross-examiner
has, at least on the issues to be addressed at trial, developed an expertise equivalent to yours and knowledge of the relevant facts superior to yours.
Don't give the cross-examiner
one more chance to ask the damaging questions forgotten during the initial cross-examination.
Under MRE 608(b), a cross-examiner
can ask a witness about specific instances of conduct that are themselves probative of truthfulness or untruthfulness.
The most feared cross-examiner
of his generation, he is remembered for his role in some of the most memorable libel cases of the end of the 20th century, including the defence of Mohamed Al Fayed in the Neil Hamilton libel case.
Taylor is reported as saying, "I emphatically do not accept that what lies behind that blanked out sections is of no interest to a cross-examiner
CHARACTER - Findlay is intelligent, diligent and a ferocious cross-examiner
who has a knack of winning cases against all the odds.
A woman witness is off times death to the cross-examiner
He's a terrier - a brilliant cross-examiner
with a wonderful knack for one-line put-downs.
As a criminal trial attorney, he maintains a reputation of a relentless cross-examiner
and tenacious advocate.
But the cross-examiner
who is too daring can become the target.
Her understanding of the weakness inherent in the human condition makes her a topnotch cross-examiner
We see how a great cross-examiner
will acquire a vast mental storehouse of seemingly insignificant knowledge and bring it to bear during cross.