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, Maria Pantziarou, about her time on 10th of October 2018.
Read previous instalments of the Intern’s Diary here.
When I arrived at work, I checked my emails and my task list, and Gemma helped me to prioritise my jobs for the day.
My first task was to open a new file. This client would like to make a claim for compensation against a local authority, and to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority which gives compensation to victims of crime providing certain criteria are met. After that I was assigned some research regarding this client’s potential claims. I managed to find answers for Regan to consider before he advises our client.
At 11 am, Regan had a meeting with a client where he kindly asked me to join in and take some notes. This new client wants us to represent her in relation to serious allegations made against her in her role as a company director. We spent a long time making sure we fully understood the structure of the company.
After that, Gemma asked me to contact the Crown Prosecution Service to deal with an issue with the evidence been sent to us. I then called a medical secretary to clarify an issue regarding one of our cases.
I also wrote to a client to confirm the result of their case. Regan had represented this man at Dudley Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He had admitted driving while very drunk, and crashing his car. Regan had been able to persuade the magistrates not to send him to prison. In order to achieve this, he had relied on very detained instructions that Gemma had taken.
The last task that I had to do today was to transfer evidence from one of our digital files to a USB drive that will be sent to the police as evidence which ought to persuade them to drop their investigation of our client.
Overall today, was a very productive day and I learnt a lot.