Beware the pitfalls of social media!


If you are the Plaintiff in a compensation case, your social media presence will be heavily scrutinised for anything that might suggest your injury or evidence is other than what you say it is. 

It is becoming more common for courts to order that people produce the content of their social media accounts to the court. 

Even if your security settings are set as high as they can go, anything you post can be obtained with a court order – so a criticism posted about your workplace or colleague from years ago which you thought was private, may end up as evidence in your claim.

It pays to think very carefully about what you post – because the web never forgets!