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Ireland's Legal Tweeters and Bloggers

The Irish Times ran an interesting article by Fiona Gartland (@FionaGartland) in the Monday 11 November 2013 edition of the paper, under the title…

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Added by Brian John Spencer on November 11, 2013 — 2 Comments

Computer Misuse: Hacking Sentencing Update – by Miles Herman

Criminal practitioners and particularly those with an interest and/or expertise in dealing with computer misuse and/or hacking cases should consider carefully the case of R v Martin [2013] EWCA Crim 1420.

Mr Martin, having pleaded guilty to various contraventions of the Computer Misuse Act…

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Added by Lewis Nedas Law on September 19, 2013 — Defero Law

Social Media and the Law Across the British Isles

In the same week that will host the final game of the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia I have produced a comprehensive overview of the laws that govern Facebook and Twitter across the British Isles. This includes separate and specific analysis of the four jurisdictions of England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of…

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Added by Brian John Spencer on July 4, 2013 — Defero Law

All I ever do is rant these days......

In the last couple of months, my evenings have been spent trying to give as much support to melanoma patients as I possibly can.  A young woman with a son the same age as my son (23) reached out to me in absolute desperation as she realised her son was seriously ill and couldn't access one of the life prolonging drugs that I had fought tooth and nail with NICE for people like him to get.  

I was furious.  I'd gone through nearly 2 years of very stressful meetings with NICE, dragged…

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Added by Gillian Nuttall on April 18, 2013 — Defero Law

The Debate on the Working from Home Ban

Since the publication of recent articles regarding Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s proposal to ban workers from working from home instead of at the Yahoo offices, a great deal of debate has arisen surrounding the issue.

On the one hand, there are supporters of the ban, which has been instated, who agree that if workers are in fact working from home, instead of in the office, they are much less productive, as they do not have the boundaries of a normal working day and thus are pushed less…

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Added by Express Language Solutions Ltd on April 9, 2013 — Defero Law

Griffingate - Controversial tweets to be investigated - and I should think so.

My father used to say to me, “If you’ve nothing nice to say, keep your mouth closed” and I think I will probably remember those  words for the rest of my life.  Admittedly, there might be times when I have to remind myself to live by those words, but I do try.

I’ve just been reading the report about Nick Griffin – it’s not pleasant.  For him to go on Twitter and blatantly give out the address of Mr Black and his partner, Mr Morgan, with what probably amounted to a veiled threat to…

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Added by Gillian Nuttall on October 19, 2012 — 1 Comment

Sports Agents: Should They Be Hit For 6?

Gill Nuttall, PR & Marketing Manager

I’ve been quite fascinated by the whole Kevin Pietersen saga, not least because I really enjoy cricket and I think that the situation has been a distraction that the England team could have done without.

I often compare sport to what I consider “real work”, and by that I mean any other job or profession.  I look at professional sports men and women and I consider them very lucky indeed to have been given such a talent…

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Added by Ralli on August 21, 2012 — Defero Law

New White Paper on a framework for publishing business models in the 21st Century – Collaboration, “Communitycation”, Copyright and Contract”

If the extreme weather, economic gloom and market uncertainty is getting you down, let me lift your spirits with the thought that now is a time of great opportunity. The ‘digital shift’ to a fully networked society brings change, disruption and the ability to create new, successful business models.

Drawing on our experience working on digital media projects since the late 1990s, most recently as the lead firm on the development of Pottermore, I have written a 24 page White Paper, copy…

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Added by Laurie Kaye on July 13, 2012 — Defero Law

Words4Business Charity Challenge

With another 8 t-shirts going out this week, you need to act quickly if you want to get in on the

LegalRSS charity challenge.

What is it?

If you wear our legalRSS t-shirt…

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Added by Joe Reevy on June 21, 2012 — Defero Law

Simple improvements I will be making - taken from Olympia yesterday 7th March

In my capacity of company secretary of a new business venture ( and part of the steep learning curve that I am currently  experiencing,  I took myself off to Olympia to investigate the role of an exhibitor and learn from invited speakers aspects of SEO, social media, online newsletters and blogs to name a few of the not so revolutionary tools (outside of the legal profession) and valuable insights into online marketing  and judging  from the few solicitors I spoke to, an…

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Added by Carol Ann Markham on March 8, 2012 — Defero Law

#Tweetinglegals 7th March Tweetup!

All of you who are on Twitter or just interested in using social media in general it would be great if you could sign up and come along to the next London Twegals gathering:

Added by Jonathan Lea on February 12, 2012 — 1 Comment

Internet Trolling – Who Is Next?


Internet trolling is no longer part of a sub-culture.

Online bullying of adults and children is soon to reach an 'epidemic' level, because no one is around to enforce any rules.

After the conviction of Sean Duffy at Reading Magistrates' Court in September 2011, I was hopeful that his prosecution and conviction would…

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Added by Yair Cohen on February 2, 2012 — Defero Law

ABS Moves One Step Closer

As we all got back to our desks on Tuesday morning, sifting through our emails and removing any lingering Christmas decorations, the staff at the Solicitors Regulation Authority had a new task to set their minds to: processing the applications for companies who wish to become alternative business structures…

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Added by Kerry Quinn on January 4, 2012 — 20 Comments

Second Life After Death

Watching Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday’s ‘Inside Facebook’ (BBC2) a few weeks ago got me thinking. Facebook now extends from ‘before the cradle to beyond the grave’. Recently, my online friends’ status updates have announced the happy news of pregnancies (complete with scan photos) and sad news about the loss of a loved one and the funeral arrangements. How much do Facebook’s 800 million users really want to share, and what kind of digital mark will they leave when their physical selves cease…
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Added by Gary Yantin on January 3, 2012 — 1 Comment

Did Einstein Predict a Social Media Revolution?

                                                             Did Einstein Predict a Social Media Revolution?


As the New Year draws near and the new entrants are gearing up to make their way into the market place, Solicitors’ up and down the country will be…

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Added by Kerry Quinn on December 5, 2011 — 3 Comments

When HR meets PR

How lateral hires can work wonders for a firm’s reputation





A great lateral hire can be a strategic masterstroke for a law firm. Enticing a talented lawyer – or team – from another firm can be critical to the growth and increased profitability of a practice group.

But less obvious is…

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Added by Professionals in Law on November 15, 2011 — Defero Law

Brand Remedy has just completed the design of a social media guide for leading City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

As part of BLP's commitment to social media, Remedy was commissioned by the firm to write, design and produce the guide in an online, interactive form.

The finished guide explains the relevance and importance of social media in today’s marketing mix and describes the most effective ways to manage social media activity to achieve maximum impact.

With busy lawyers in mind, the guide provides useful tips and also showcases best practice in a variety of social media spaces such…

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Added by Caroline Tremlett on October 28, 2011 — Defero Law

X Factor Law / Legal Big Brother – cameras in the Courtroom?

Mark Manley, Media Law Partner at Brabners Chaffe Street comments:


“Lights, camera … evidence”?  In July this year China allowed the cameras into a civil case.  The case was “assessed” by an X-Factor style panel of two legal experts and a well-known Chinese newsreader.  I’m sadly unable to report whether their verdict on the (Court’s) verdict merited progression to boot camp or eviction.  Rumour has it that the Judge refused pre-broadcast…

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Added by Anne Griffiths on October 20, 2011 — Defero Law

The view from the other side

In his excellent tributary blog on Steve Jobs, Rainmaker VT ( hits on a point all law firms could learn from the late CEO of Apple.


Put aside the fawning tributes that seem to forget some of the recent debacles over hardware and software issues with Apple's products, and you hit upon something I think no law firm does particularly well, seeing things from their client's point of view.


Most of us like to…

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Added by alphaone on October 20, 2011 — Defero Law

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