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 5th November
I got into the office today and got straight to work, by sorting out my tasks for the day and making sure my emails were all in check. Regan was out for the day. Gemma had a meeting this morning of Birmingham Law Society’s Student Committee. I therefore had to organise myself for the first part of the day.
I started off my day with the urgent task of calling Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court, as we had requested for our client’s motoring case to be transferred to Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, as they lived in Birmingham and had also had another hearing in Birmingham for a further motoring case. We hope that by tying them together, we can persuade the court to treat our client in a more proportionate way than if there were two separate hearings. As the hearing date is approaching, we have to know if the request was granted and if not.
Next I worked on a case in which a client has been caught going very fast on his motorbike. Regan had asked me to write to the court to enter our client’s guilty plea, and ask the court to adjourn to a date on which Regan and our client can attend to put forward his mitigation.
Another case I worked on concerned an allegation of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. Our client puts forward a medical defence, and so it is necessary to obtain her medical records. I obtained her authority to do so, and sent it to her GP. When we get the records, Regan will be able to advise our client whether they will support her defence.
Overall, it was a good day working independently, and gaining confidence.