Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Pace of Life is FAST

One of the many things I worried about during my 1st 6 was there not being enough work to keep me busy. There was no need to worry. In the three months I have been on my feet I have had 2 days out of court. Talking to fellow pupils this is less than usual. Put simply I am flat out, and this includes most Saturdays. I'm still enjoying it though.

I am pleased to report that I have now had a few effective summary trials, and am currently maintaining a 100% acquittal rate! This I am very pleased about, but know it won't last long. I am also doing a bit of prosecuting which helps keep things in prospective. Prosecuting doesn't really sit well with me, although I find it hard to articulate why this is. Certainly I am far more bothered by the result when defending. At any rate I am a truely fair prosecutor, and do my duty to the court, and not soley to Her Majesty. As mentioned in an earlier post, many CPS bods are in a permanently cross state, which makes them rather bristly to deal with. I however am not, and it's always nice to see the reaction from those defending when they ask for copies of statements etc before trial, and I simply provide it without any fuss.

Another bonus is that I am finding myself in the Crown Court more than I thought I would too. On average about once a fortnight (usually in far flung places that no one else can be bothered to pitch up to), only to cover the odd hearing, but it's still nice to get into the very expensive fancy dress once in a while.

I cannot believe we are mid way through July. In about 2 months the T word will be at the forefront of my mind. I am too tired to think about it for now.

My thoughts are with all those presently going through the gruelling interviewing process and the painful waiting period. Keeping my fingers crossed for you all.