If as a UK lawyer, you use social media for business purposes, you need to be aware that the principals stated in the SRA code of conduct 2011 also apply to your social media activity.  

After a few lawyers received some very negative publicity due to social media mistakes,  we asked Mena Ruparel of Law CPD Solutions Ltd to write a guest blog on the topic of social media and lawyers' ethics. 

The code of conduct makes sense for anyone using social media as a business communications tool. Be sensible and think before you post or tweet - would you want your colleagues or family to see it? If the answer is 'no' - go straight to the delete button.