What if you combined lawyers with the latest in satellite navigation technology?
Take a sat nav…
Add a lawyer…
And you have #LegalSatNav.
The hashtag has its roots in the surreal mind of Legal Cheek columnist — and rising Twitter star — Wigapedia (aka Hardwicke barrister Colm Nugent).
It is the perfect, er, vehicle through which to consider the juxtaposition between the comforting certainty of satellite navigation and the often unsettlingly ambiguous nature of legal advice.
By keeping the #legalsatnav hashtag in mind as they frame their thoughts, lawyers can anticipate what sort of advice may prove displeasing to clients…
…and gain a useful insight into how their tendency to present obstacles rather than solutions can be perceived.
In the fast-paced modern world, the #legalsatnav hashtag shows how the gratuitous citing of unnecessary statute should, in particular, be avoided.
While it also serves as a reminder to London-centric counsel how their reaction to instructions in far flung regional destinations could affect future workflows.
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