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 19th November
Today, Gemma was away, and Regan was out for the morning, so I was in the office for the morning sorting out my tasks and taking calls about new enquires on a Monday morning.
I started my day by calling Birmingham Crown Court to discuss appeal hearing dates on a taxi licensing case. Our client was refused a private hire licence by the Local Authority and Magistrates’ Court, and so is appealing to the Crown Court. The court had written to us with a number of conflicting directions, so I was asked to clarify the directions.
My next task was set by Gemma. She has been working on a potential private prosecution. Our client had sent a disk containing a large number of exhibits, and she asked me to sort them out so that she can review them tomorrow.
I opened two files today for our new clients. The first concerns a company needing our help to write the ‘Terms & Conditions’ under which schools use their material, which is under copyright. The second was for a couple, who have been accused of having ‘offensive weapons’, which in fact are antique curios. That will be an interesting trial!
In the afternoon, I sat with Regan and a client who is accused of a very serious offence of causing death by dangerous driving. Our client is himself badly injured, and emotional. Our conference had to be handled delicately.
Lastly, I printed and posted a form for the mother of one of our clients, who has agreed to act as the ‘litigation friend’ in our client’s case as he does not have the capacity to give us instructions any more.
Overall it was a full and busy day.