According to The Independent, Harbottle & Lewis is demanding, on behalf of Pippa Middleton, that the brilliant Twitter account @Pippatips be deleted. As top media lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis, of course, really get Twitter...
First start a blog – and call it '[insert law firm's name here] SUCK' Next, make a couple of videos slagging off said law firm – and post them on YouTube... Finally, open a Twitter account and disseminate your vengeance to the world! (A stage which, while preferable, is not – as this article proves – always... Read more »
Very occasionally, amid the extremely polite chatter of the University of Law's official Facebook page, a student loses it... And then everything is lovely again. See here for last year's memorable "I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW" rant.
Recently a wave of university-wide "Spotted" pages have appeared on Facebook – enabling students to comment anonymously on fellow library and lecture hall users. In the run-up to Valentine's Day, the posts on these pages have grown increasingly amorous. As you'd expect, with their natural beauty, brains and charm, law students have been generating plenty of... Read more »
"First job outa law school," wrote a Reddit user the other day, hyperlinking his words to this photo. Hundreds of comments ensued...
The boyfriend of solicitor Kate Baker has weighed into the row surrounding her sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal claims against Devon law firm Follett Stock. Social media manager Tristan Rothwell (pictured left) began by identifying himself on LinkedIn as "the person she was having the relationship with!"... He then turned to Twitter to... Read more »
Having narrowly beaten Kirsty Brimelow in the last battle of the top QCs, Twitter Joke Trial barrister John Cooper QC today found himself up against none other than Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC. Cooper got things underway by ridiculing the DPP's new social media prosecution guidelines, which he described as "the longest... Read more »
Back in 2008-09, the legal tweeting community was widely looked down upon, its members derided as narcissistic nerds. The tables have long since turned, of course. But after a period basking in the glory of their foresight, the legal Twitter elders seem to be growing restless. Statements like "Twitter isn’t what it used to be"... Read more »
Take a school uniform-clad Hollywood star, superimpose over her the logo of your law students' association, add in some text encouraging female law students to "network" their way to the top rather than follow traditional pathways, and you have a recipe for trouble. Especially when you factor in the power of social media to make... Read more »
Earlier in the day we posted a note on our Facebook page about the pseudo-legal message that has been doing the rounds on said medium. Magic spell-like, the message claims to preserve users’ copyright over their postings. The message in full is below...
Earlier this month we revealed that one of the bloggers who wrongly named Lord McAlpine in connection with allegations of paedophilia is Brighton-based barrister Duncan Roy. Now it has been confirmed that McAlpine’s legal team is investigating Roy’s blog post – which not only named the Tory peer, but branded him "evil"...
As he outlined in his blog post yesterday, College of Law GDL student Simeon Klein (pictured below, right) is ready to take a risk and be creative in his bid to get a foot on the legal ladder. But #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast hosts Kevin Poulter (pictured left) and Alex Aldridge aren't so sure about Klein's idea... Read more »
College of Law GDL student Simeon Klein is tempted to take a risk and be creative in his bid to steal a march on the training contract competition. A two-minute trawl through law student forums like thestudentroom.co.uk yields ample horror stories of hopefuls applying to 60+ firms to no avail. In such a competitive market,... Read more »
Amid the mutual back-slapping at Saturday's 27th annual Bar conference, there was gossip, intrigue and subversive humour – much of which was relayed to the world via Twitter by the hordes of smartphone-bearing attendees...
Yesterday, an anonymous junior barrister (whose ID card is pictured below) found himself the talk of the internet, after a seemingly unremarkable post inviting questions about his job as a "wig-wearing court advocate" became the top ranked post in social network Reddit's 'IamA' section. 'IAmA' ('I am a') is an online Q&A session, where users... Read more »
These days, lawyers seem to spend half their time trying to come up with new rules to regulate social media, and the rest letting off steam through the creation of comedy videos (see here, here and below) which they then feel compelled to share on YouTube. How can they reclaim their dignity and save hate-filled... Read more »
Yesterday’s debate on free speech vs regulation of social media – held at London's Free Word Centre by the Human Rights Lawyers Association – was remarkable for how little consensus there was among the panel of eminent lawyers who gathered to discuss the subject. Bindmans media law head Tamsin Allen, who’s not a prolific tweeter... Read more »
A legal PR has revealed that solicitors at his law firm are demanding a weekly meeting to pre-plan the tweets sent from the firm Twitter account – with tweets to be composed up to a week in advance.
In its September newsletter, Blavo & Co Solicitors professes itself "excited and delighted by our 43,000+ Twitter followers who continue to enhance the way we communicate and exchanged ideas through social media." That makes Blavo & Co, a firm with seven offices across London, Hertfordshire and Surrey, Britain's most popular law firm on Twitter, by... Read more »
A Twitter legal advice experiment taking place today could prove a turning point for the way legal services are delivered, forecasts Legal Cheek's tech correspondent i@n davison Ten years ago, the internet suddenly made music free, shredding the business model of the music industry. A similar thing happened to journalism soon after, as newspapers –... Read more »
Legal Cheek roving reporter Cat Pond reviews yesterday's Weber Shandwick 'Social Media & the Law' event, where Twitter Joke Trial silk John Cooper QC and several other high-profile guests spent an interesting morning Armed with cups of coffee, the assembled attendees at yesterday’s 'Social media and the Law' breakfast seminar took their seats. The panelists... Read more »
Earlier this year I got a training contract at a small, reputable firm in Buckinghamshire after meeting the person responsible for recruiting me on Twitter, writes The Training Contract Hawk. The firm, like many others, is looking to expand and give substance to its online profile. And that’s why my experience as a blogger became... Read more »
On Wednesday morning, the Twitter account of London criminal set 4 Breams Buildings boasted almost 15,000 followers – far more than any other barristers' chambers. By the end of the day, after Legal Cheek had contacted 4 Breams with a request for comment on evidence that most of its Twitter followers were fake, the account... Read more »
The brave new world of social media isn't working out so well for judges. As if all this troublesome business of tweeters ignoring their once sacred injunctions wasn't bad enough, they now they find themselves on the receiving end of Twitter death threats – which they can't even face down with threats of their own thanks... Read more »
Imagine a world where everything you say and write is stored indefinitely and attributable to you. No escape from youthful indiscretion, no respite from the past. Every tweet, every blog, every angry comment at the bottom of a Daily Mail article. Traceable back to you, writes anonymous barrister TheLawHorse. This is the world in which... Read more »