Is your business being harmed on social media? (Civil)

This article will briefly discuss some of the legal grounds on which a business or individual can challenge online content, particularly on social media. If you find objectionable content online, you need to consider what legal reason you may have to object. You may have a civil cause for action such as: Defamation: Statements made […]

Is your business being harmed on social media? (Criminal)

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This article will briefly discuss some of the legal grounds on which a business or individual can challenge online content, particularly on social media. If you find objectionable content online, you need to consider what legal reason you may have to object. You may have a criminal cause for action such as: Criminal Harassment: As […]

How to respond to social media misuse.

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Two other articles have discussed the legal basis for objecting to online content regarding yourself or your business but how should you respond to such misuse. The appropriate response in one scenario is unlikely to equally work for another. The complainant should consider the following factors:   Impact of their own life/business. Likely effect of […]

How to reveal the identity of an anonymous social media abuser.

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Using social media platforms as a business can be extremely valuable. Most people tend to use some form of social media. Social media can allow your business to reach a much wider audience than traditional methods. Communications and recommendations can be instant, but it can go wrong. Maybe you have made a statement or shared […]

How to resolve a dispute without going to court!

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Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can offer a cheaper and happier outcome than taking a case to court, as litigation through the court can be time consuming, expensive, and difficult. In 1995, the Lord Chief Justice said that legal representatives must make sure that their clients are aware of using ADR before taking a case to […]