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 31st of October 2018.
Read previous instalments of the Intern’s Diary here.
Today as usual, I came in the office and checked my emails task list.
The most urgent task of the day was to call to Brighton Magistrates’ Court about a client’s motoring case. In this case, the police and court had made a series of administrative errors which had led to our client being convicted of motoring offences in his absence, and receiving 6 penalty points. Some time ago, this client made a statutory declaration at our offices, which had the effect of setting aside the conviction and sentence. We had then entered a guilty plea to the correct offence. Today I was able to confirm that our client had received just 3 penalty points, and a much smaller fine than before.
After that, Gemma asked me to speak to a probation officer about the Judicial Review case I last wrote about here. Our client’s probation officer wishes to support our application, and so I needed to discuss with them the making of a statement.
In the afternoon, Regan asked me to focus on a road haulage case. Our client is a company which has lost its Operator’s Licence following a Public Inquiry before the Traffic Commissioner. The company is appealing against this decision – something which has to be done quite urgently. These appeals are heard at the Upper Tribunal, and Regan explained to be what I needed to do in order to collate and paginate the bundle to go there.
The last task of the day was to write a letter to an eye expert in order to ask for quotation to prepare an expert report about a client. This client has had his driving licence revoked by the DVLA because of a medical condition, and wishes to appeal against this decision. The appeal is to a Magistrates’ Court, and I am helping to gather the evidence we need.
Gemma and Regan were very helpful and helped me to complete most of my tasks.
Overall it was a very busy and educational day, despite the terrible weather.