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 26th November
I came into the office and as usual I checked my emails and my task list. Gemma had a conference with a client, and Regan had to attend a hearing at Birmingham County Court, so I carried on sorting out my day ahead and was available to answer to new enquiries.
My first task was to make an urgent call to the Crown Prosecution Service, in order to obtain papers relating to an old case. Our client is putting forward a medical defence to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis. In part, she blames anxiety brought on be her ordeal when she was the victim in the older case. We therefore need the prosecution papers from the old case. Our request was still being reviewed by the lawyers and we’re still waiting for an update. Hopefully soon!
Another task was to chase a Police Constable for the results of the police analysis of our client’s mobile telephone. Our client is under investigation, which is stressful, and he is anxious for the police to examine his phone in order to prove his innocence. Unfortunately the police are in no hurry, and so we are attempting to apply some pressure.
In the afternoon, I made several more calls to make to the CPS. In four separate cases we are waiting for the prosecution to serve important papers on us, before we can make progress. My task was to try to obtain these so that we can get on with our work.
Lastly, I carried out a lot of admin, to make sure that the files were all up to date. It is vital that we keep the files in good shape, so that we can all work efficiently on the cases.
Overall, it was a very busy day!