Intern’s Diary – Maria Pantziarou (3)

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 17th of October 2018.

Read previous instalments of the Intern’s Diary here.

Today, I immediately got to work reading my emails and task lists, so that I could organise my day.

The most urgent thing on my list today was to call the Crown Prosecution Service and obtain the prosecution papers for a case that is in court tomorrow.  In that case, our client is going to plead not guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, and will put forward a medical defence.

After that, I had the chance to meet a new client and take notes regarding his case. This client is accused of using a mobile phone whilst supervising a learner driver.  This area is complicated, as Gemma explained in an article here.  Having considered the matter, Regan advised our client to plead not guilty.  Afterward the client had left, Regan gave me a list of tasks to do regarding this case, like opening a new file, scanning relevant documents and uploading then to our system, and sending a letter to our client outlining the steps we will follow regarding the his matter.  Then, I had to write a letter to the court to enter the not guilty plea, and ask that atrial date be set.  As the case progresses, I will continue to work on it.

In the afternoon, I worked on a case in which a client is accused of drink driving.  She denies the offence, and states that she consumed the alcohol after she finished driving.  Today this client dropped off a sample of the vodka she was drinking, so that we could send it on for analysis, to see how strong it is.

Overall it was a full and challenging day but really interesting,

 

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