• Acceptable use policy

    If you would like to post comments on this blog, we ask that you read this page to understand what defines acceptable behaviour in our discussions.

    We reserve the right to remove any postings which do not adhere to these guidelines, or to take further action as outlined below.


    • Where it relates to an existing discussion topic or article, ensure that the content is relevant and will prove useful to other members taking part.
    • Do not post anything that could be interpreted as self-publicity (including spamming - posting the same or similar message in many discussions), advertising (including pyramid selling and chain letters), selling or soliciting.
    • Do not post anything unlawful - for example, sending or posting material that is indecent, racist or defamatory, or harassing and threatening.
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    • Do not attach images or use additional html code within postings, as this could alter or interfere with the way the site is designed to function.


    • Accept responsibility for all material that you publish in the community.
    • Please do not post copyrighted material in your messages unless you yourself hold the copyright or have received permission from the author.
    • Do not intentionally misquote another member of the group.
    • Do not falsely represent yourself.

    Style and manners

    • You should be polite and respectful towards other members of the community, and remember that others may not always share your point of view. Disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. Any such postings will be removed and any complaints made about members showing this behaviour will be taken seriously.
    • Do not ‘shout’ at other members by posting in all capital letters.

    Monitoring and abuse of the community

    • Any misuse of the community should be reported to the Digital Communications team. Email the team at webteam@lawsociety.org.uk.
    • Repeated defamatory or commercial postings, offensive behaviour towards other users, or any illegal activities may result in a user being banned from future participation in the community, and their ISP being informed.


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