Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to remove photos
Social Media

Google, Facebook and Twitter ordered to remove photos

Google, Facebook and Twitter have now been served with injunctions by the Police ordering them to remove photographs purporting to be of Jon Venables. This follows the announcement from the Attorney General’s office on Monday which threatened contempt of court proceedings against those individuals who originally posted or subequently retweeted the photos. The photos uploaded … Continue reading

Google not (yet) liable for defamatory comments of bloggers
Social Media

Google not (yet) liable for defamatory comments of bloggers

The Court of Appeal in London has suggested that Google and other online platforms may be liable for defamatory comments posted by users of their websites. The ruling confirmed that websites must act on complaints reasonably quickly to maintain their status as mere “facilitators” rather than publishers, which would expose them to greater liability for libellous comments posted … Continue reading

Professionalism is just common sense, isn’t it?
In the News / Social Media

Professionalism is just common sense, isn’t it?

Kevin Poulter imparts some cautionary tales of extra-curricular tomfoolery There are no laws founded on principles of common sense. It is something that comes with experience and with experience, you will realise that sense is all too often uncommon. Professionalism, on the other hand, is more objective. As lawyers, our employers, clients and the public … Continue reading

PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?
Legal Cheek

PODCAST – Is a 2:2 a ‘kiss of death’ for wannabe lawyers?

PODCAST: with guest, Anthony Lyons Anthony Lyons is a charming, intelligent part-time LPC student who works as a paralegal at top London law firm Mishcon de Reya. What’s more, Lyons boasts an entrepreneurial zeal, organising the #AskaTrainee Twitter Q&A through his impressive social media following. In short, he’s the sort of person who you’d expect … Continue reading

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach
Employment Issues / Social Media

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach

The Metro has reported that three civil servants have been dismissed from the Home Office following allegations they breached social media guidelines. Information obtained through a Freedom of Information request has revealed that the dismissals followed postings on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo that brought the government department into disrepute, in breach of an internal social media … Continue reading