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Latimer Lee LLP is a well respected Manchester solicitor firm with six offices in the North West. Services include Notary Public, Conveyancing and Wills & Probate.

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Law Society practice note on the use of social media by legal professionals
  • The Law Society has issued a practice note on the use of social media by legal professionals. It includes guidance on ethical considerations, online social networking, benefits/risks and setting a social media policy. As it says on the site "Social media is increasingly popular and the legal profession must keep up to date with developments, which can present real opportunities if harnessed effectively. In particular, clients may expect that the profession should also embrace it as part of its working practices. The updated guidance brings you a clearer definition of social media, more information on the benefits and risks of using social media and new case studies on how social media is being used within the profession."

    March news: Google+ is taking a back seat at Google

  • After nearly 4 years of hype and effort, Google+ as a social network is being sidelined by Google, with the emphasis switching to the two other parts of Google+ which are doing well - Photos (which has been very successful) and Streams (a competitor to Facebook). Bradley Horowitz, Google VP and one of Google+’s key architects, is now in charge of “Google’s Photos and Streams products" and agreed that Google+, as we know it, is being phased out. As always, Google's announcements are opaque but commentators are pretty clear as to what is happening. Here are four sources of information (and conjecture):
  • Wired
  • threepipe
  • Yahoo Tech
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    Alex is legal copywriter and journalist, with a particular interest in legal technology and DIY legal services. He runs Legal Words (previously Legal Techie), a niche Bristol based company providing copywriting and content creation services for the legal sector.

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