Social Media Policy

 

 

Barry Sheehan, Solicitor ("the Firm") participates in social media to inform and engage with existing clients and members of the public about our work. 

 

We use social media to:

  • Communicate and interact with our clients and the public;

  • Promote discussion on relevant legal topics;

  • Respond to queries from our clients and the public;

  • Provide information about the Firm;

  • Enable and respond to clients and public feedback; and

  • Promote our initiatives, meetings, publications, conferences and seminars.

With the exception of direct messages, all of our tweets and posts are public.

We do not engage with user content that is:

  • Spam;

  • Inappropriate or misleading;

  • Malicious; and/or

  • Potentially defamatory or harmful to the Firm or the solicitors’ profession generally.

Moderation

Comments or opinions expressed by followers of the Firm on social media do not represent the views of the Firm. We will moderate and remove any comments which are abusive, derogatory, defamatory or malicious in nature, or that do not comply with our social media policy.

Following and liking

The Firm will mainly follow other organisations associated with the legal profession, but may follow individuals who use social media in a professional or legal capacity.

Being followed or liked by any of our social media accounts does not imply endorsement of any kind.

We will take a discerning approach towards following and liking, and will seek only to connect to the most relevant accounts.

Response times

The Firm updates and monitors its social media accounts during the office hours of 09:30 hours to 17:30 hours, Monday to Friday. We aim to respond to queries within five working hours.

Privacy

Any personal information is treated in accordance with the relevant social media policy and our Privacy Notice. Social media policies can be located as follows: