The Law Society representing solicitors in England and Wales issued a practice note for the use of social media by lawyers. It covers considerable ground including ethical obligations and the application of Principles in the SRA Handbook to the use of social media. Some of the highlights include the following;
You must act with integrity
Personal integrity is central to your role as the client’s trusted advisor and should characterise all your professional dealings with clients, the court, other lawyers and the public.
You must not allow your independence to be compromised