Keeping safe online |
Protecting you, your firm and your clients

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Should you follow a client’s social media online? What can and can’t you say as a lawyer online? What is your responsibility online as an employee of a law firm?

Covering the SRA and Law Society guidance on digital communications and drawing from many years of experience in dealing with guidelines in-house, this training is aimed at all employees and partners in law firms in England & Wales.

  • What is social media?
  • What is a regulated industry?
  • A reminder of the SRA principles and how they apply to online behaviour
  • How have people got it wrong – real examples and SDT judgments
  • Contempt and libel
  • Confidentiality
  • Best practice online
  • Keeping clients safe
  • The benefits of appropriate posting

An interactive face-to-face or virtual session with key figures in the business.

The SRA regulates all members of staff in a law firm. This training is therefore appropriate to any partner or member of staff in a regulated law firm seeking to post online either on behalf of a firm or personally.

This training is intended to make clear what can go wrong online to encourage the safe and positive use of social media for individuals and teams. It also provides insights on advising clients of the risks online when taking legal action. It is intended to safeguard and give confidence to people to use social media responsibly.

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  • 1 hour
  • Face-to-face
  • Online
  • Up to 10 people

Course Trainer

david standard

David Standard - PR, Marketing & BD Director

David has led all communications for the last 10 years at Leigh Day, one of the most controversial and high-profile law firms in the media. He has also led marketing teams at DLA Piper, Eversheds and KPMG. David gives a first-hand account of managing risk online and practical steps to stay safe for you, your firm and your clients.

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