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Lawyer Photoshops himself into Singapore Mediation Convention pics

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Exclusive: Tells Legal Cheek edited images were ‘lighthearted’ joke

A barrister turned commercial mediator has selected the professional networking website LinkedIn as his forum-of-choice to showcase what Legal Cheek can only assume are his very recently acquired photo-editing skills.

The lawyer, who we’ve chosen not to name, uploaded a series of now-deleted shots appearing to show him attending the signing of the United Nations’ Singapore Convention on Mediation. The agreement, signed in the island city-state last week, aims to give big businesses greater confidence to mediate cross-border disputes through an internationally-ratified framework.

In one edited post, the lawyer (we’ll call him Mr M) can be seen standing in front of a large crowd of delegates with the caption: “Singapore Mediation Convention — an historic day for #mediation #mediators #alternativedisputeresoloution #mediator”.

In another tweaked shot, Mr M was able to put himself a little closer to the action.

The lawyer also uploaded a photoshopped image of himself standing in front of a sign featuring the Convention’s branding.

Confirming he wasn’t able to attend the signing in person due to work commitments, Mr M told Legal Cheek:

“The photo[s] was intended to be lighthearted with my friends on LinkedIn and clearly superimposed. I never said I was at the signing ceremony. I just wanted to highlight the mediation convention and its importance.”

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12 Comments

Anonymous

Stunning and Brave Journalism.

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Anonymous

Singapore…so top

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Anonymous

I interned there. Got a TC wit Skadden after, first try. Singapore is for top titans!

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Anonymous

Give the author the Pulitzer prize!

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ZONE 1

Bet you wish you could photoshop yourself into a real organisation Tom

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Zone 1

E X C L U S I V E

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Anonymous

Please close the comments before it becomes too late!

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Anonyman

How is this news?

Before we know it we will be reading headlines such as ‘Magic Circle partner admits to going for a poo at work.’

Absurd.

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Anonymous

I had a tremendous one today while thinking about a matter. A decent dump and one that was billable too. Result.

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Donna from Archives

Surely the #1 rule of journalism (and I use that term very lightly, in the context of this website) is that the story has to have ‘a point’.

What is the point of this article?

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Anonymous

I wonder if Alex was thinking that he would be authorising publications/investigations like this one when he was leaving The Guardian.

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Anon

“I never said I was at the signing ceremony.” The fact that your image was superimposed to give that impression is misleading. BSB should look into this as dishonest conduct. Oh wait, now deleted shots! Implies that the person in question realises the gravity. That said, LC with another journalism scoop!

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