I appreciate that flexibility, and I would say that these, then, are preliminary remarks.
The first is while we understand it's helpful with everyone's planning to know about the summer recess, it's even more helpful for everyone's planning in the whole institution, including hiring, retention, budget, to have an estimate of when the trial will finish. So we would urge the Court to try - that it is an appropriate time to try to come up with a schedule that would be an approximation, an estimate of when this trial would finish.
I would say the Prosecution is contemplating at the present time - we haven't heard the Defence case; we've only heard part of it - a short rebuttal - application for a short rebuttal - that would be less than a week at the present time - and we just think that at the moment - I think we are still working from a witness list of about 270 witnesses, because the core witness list, apparently, is only a suggestion. Some witnesses are being moved in and out of the core list, so that's an approximation. But we still have a very, very large number of witnesses.
In my domestic practice, it is ultimately the attorney's responsibility, and not the client, to decide which witnesses are called. Clients enjoy the services of professional, experienced Defence counsel and they have to place their trust - when you decide to be represented by experienced, professional Defence counsel, you have to place your trust in their judgement. That's what their years and years of experience - that's why you are using their services, and we hope that the accused would understand that.
And these are the preliminary remarks that I have for your Honour, and I would add that I am sure Ms Hollis would have additional and more precise answers to your Honours' questions.