I am the defendant in a civil case and based on the suggestions of my former advocate I had earlier submitted a Written Statement (in fact it was majorly written by him with small inputs from me).
Now just before my cross examination, this advocate had excused himself citing poor health. While searching for another advocate I discovered that the Written Statement is filled with very poor case analysis and in fact many statements can be held against me. Such is the situation that it is better if there was no Written Statement on my behalf. There is therefore clear indication that this advocate had been compromised.
Now what are the avenues open to me?
1. Can I ask the court to totally disregard the Written Statement and evaluate my examination-in-chief instead, as this has not been submitted yet?
2. Any other advices?