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We are living in a virtual world

Social media is increasingly important to solicitors and clients, so it’s time for the law to catch up with technology, says Kate Davies

2 June 2014

The Law Society published its practice note on social media over two years ago. And since then, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like have become an ever-increasing
part of our daily lives.

At work, we have had the training: the best way to use LinkedIn, what is a tweet and how it is possible for solicitors
to say something in only 140 characters. As with any change, there is resistance in some corners, but generally solicitors are starting to embrace this previously uncharted territory. And some have done so with great success.

At our monthly team meetings, the update on how many new followers our Twitter account,
@PrivateClientWB, has is eagerly awaited. I probably should admit, though, that my own anticipation has its foundations in wanting to know how many more people have seen the photo of me dressed as storybook character

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