Here at Regan Peggs Solicitors we are fortunate to be regularly joined by interns from Birmingham City University. This instalment of the Intern’s Diary is written by one of them, Hannah Mambu.
Read previous instalments of the Intern’s Diary here.
Monday 22nd October
I got in early today, and organised my emails and reminders to get me started for the day ahead. I worked with Gemma today, as Regan was at Birmingham Crown Court, where he is conducting a trial this week. My longest task for today was processing some medical records for a case involving an assault at a prison.
After this, I called Cannock Magistrates’ Court in regards to a ‘Defence Cost Order’ we requested on behalf of our client. In error, our client was taken to court, even though he had previously paid his fine and received 3 points upon his licence. This led to him being convicted twice. We were able to get it all sorted out, and are in the process of recovering our client’s fees.
In the afternoon, I opened some new files, and learned how to write a “Rule 2” letter, which solicitors have to send to clients, setting out all sorts of important information. It was very interesting to learn and see how each letter is different to each client.
I later made further calls to one of our clients and booked a telephone appointment for them with Regan. Our client and his carer, his sister, are both in there 80’s, so it would be easier to talk over the phone than rather having to come into the office to talk. He had a little laugh as emails kept on getting misspelled, but we got there in the end.
I’d say it was a successful day!