A solicitor at work has sent me an Instagram follow request

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What should I do?

In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one solicitor needs advice on how to handle a colleague’s follow request on social media.

“I am a solicitor at a regional firm who recently received a follow request on Instagram from a colleague (also a solicitor but in another team). We speak quite regularly and have a good, professional working relationship. Here’s my problem: I want to keep my work and private life separate, so accepting the request is not an option. But at the same time, I don’t want things to become awkward. What should I do?”

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