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Barristers have been warned they could face disciplinary action if they take part in ‘heated’ internet debates, post ‘distasteful’ comments online, or - even - reveal their whereabouts via social media.

In newly issued guidance, the Bar Standards Board tells barristers that ‘anything you publish online may be read by anyone and could be linked back to your status as a barrister’. It adds that regulatory guidelines apply to content posted in ‘both a professional and personal capacity’ and apply to unregistered barristers as well as to practising ones. 

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