Category: Social media

Did they really say that?? 🀐 Professionals, regulators and social media misuse

A barrister sanctioned for broadcasting serious allegations and sending inappropriate private messages on LinkedIn has won a High Court appeal against his sanction, reducing his period of suspension from professional practice.

When is a company liable for mis-describing its services online?

A High Court dispute between a removal business and its trade body yields some important guidance for both SMEs engaged in online marketing and for independent website operators.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

Bonus content: free training slides on migrant worker discimination πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ½

View exclusive training slides on basic employment rights, the gig economy, the hostile environment and modern slavery, as part of a national public legal education project.

Unrolled twitter thread of interview on trafficking claims with ATLEUπŸ“Ή

Read this twitter thread with a breakdown of the key points from an interview with trafficking expert, Jamila from ATLEU. Anyone interested in modern slavery and employment claims should find this useful.

2018 x 0.5 = πŸŽ‰

My review of what I’ve acheived in 2018 and what’s coming up over the next 6 months of legal training, education and practice.

New vlog: How many zeros?

The number of zero-hours contracts rose by about 100,000 in 2017 according to new figures. Where does this leave the government’s ‘good work’ scheme and the regulation of the #gigeconomy? Watch my new vlog discussing employment trends.

My first case: a new vlog

Learn more about my journey into being a barrister, how I handled #myfirstcase, and my top tip for those of you starting out as UK lawyers in the profession.

Happy 2nd anniversary Law, mostly!

It’s time to celebrate! The last 2 years have been quite a ride and I’m looking forward to utilising the blog differently this year. Thanks for making it a great place to be.

#UberAppeal: app argues its drivers aren’t ‘workers’ in latest gig economy legal battle

The controversial ride-hailing app is trying to overturn a judgment that would hand thousands of its drivers basic workers rights. Here’s what I learned live-tweeting on the morning of Day 1 of the appeal.