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To think they shouldn’t do this?

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jamiecooks Fri 22-Mar-19 16:04:32

Someone I know from school, so not a “friend” is a solicitor involved in very high profile historic criminal cases. They regularly comment about them on Facebook, sharing elements from the trials. Now I know a lot of the information is potentially public but I think they are professionally out of line because a) they should not be commenting on social media and b) this behaviour strikes me as rather “glory hunting”

PlainSpeakingStraightTalking Fri 22-Mar-19 16:06:56

If it is in the public domain, if it was discussed in open court, then there isnt a legal issue.

weekendsleep Fri 22-Mar-19 16:17:28

Sounds like bragging, it's not very professional anyway even if it is public domain imo.

jamiecooks Fri 22-Mar-19 16:29:16

That’s what I thought. I get that if it’s in the public domain it’s fine (I’m a lawyer myself), but it’s the stealth bragging and do they have the client’s consent to be making the comments they’re making?

Prequelle Fri 22-Mar-19 16:32:34

This seems woefully unprofessional.

A patient of mine was recently in the press and I wasn't allowed to comment on anything despite the details being made clear, or even share an article.

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