Classic tales of first days in the law continue to roll in. Alan Oakley of Burgess Hill writes: ‘I was sent to a grocer’s shop to serve a writ. I was told to look through the door first and make sure he was behind the counter because he had a “history of violence”. I got back to the office and reported mission accomplished. They said “you were supposed to leave him the copy. Now go and get the original writ back”.’ 

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