For anyone who hasn't been through the ordeal of a trial, the trial is run with a batting order:
Swearing in Jury
Opening of case
Start of prosecution case
Video of police interview of accuser
Live evidence of accuser
End of prosecution case
Start of defence case
Live evidence of defendant
Closing statements and judge summary
We were originally told our trial was scheduled for a week, however a week before the trial we were told to expect up to 10 days. To be honest they didn't really know how long it would take, as it depends on numerous factors which are often unpredictable and it is difficult to guess how long each section would take.
We couldn't even tell our witnesses exactly which day we needed them, we just had to have them on stand by for a day towards the end of week one.