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In the age of 3D printing and driverless cars, Kate Davies reminds readers that not all clients live in the digital age

1 December 2014

Not so long ago, a telephone call I had with a client ended with him saying he would send me a copy of the document in question via WhatsApp.

For those who, like me, have heard of WhatsApp but are not entirely sure what it is: ‘WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS’. Essentially, it allows you to send and receive free messages, provided you have the app installed on your phone. Needless to say, as soon as I had put the phone down I hurriedly downloaded the app and created a profile. Moments later, I received the message with the document attached and was able to provide the legal advice needed.

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