Legal sector acknowledging the blogosphere – good news for our clients

by Stratton Craig

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We noted with interest the announcement via recently that the blogosphere has changed the state of play for the legal sector regarding defamation cases in the press.
It appears that the growing amount of comments being posted online are altering the interpretation and delivery of defamation and, to a lesser extent, privacy actions brought before the courts across the country.
This clearly highlights the growing importance of content, comment and opinion being voiced across the internet.
This also indicates that the further issues of reputation management, interaction and working with clients via the web will continue to grow in importance and influence for all involved in the legal profession during 2010.
Whilst the prospect of virtual abolishment of success fees for defamation cases may have caught the legal sector off-guard, it is clear that our clients in the field of law will be watching what happens online with increased interest in the coming weeks and months.
The announcement by Jack Straw will also spark many in the legal profession to pay greater attention to the stream of content online.
For further details, read the full Legal Week article here:

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