Tag: Law Students

Is Facebook Bad for your Marriage?

According to statistics it is. Research into reasons given for divorce in the UK show that Facebook is mentioned in 33% of divorces.  

While Facebook was originally conceived as a way for lost friends to get in touch with one another, its use has grown to the point where it has a a direct impact on the lives of those friends if used inappropriately.  

While much of what is posted in social media relates to people’s travels, family photos, food and nights out, there is sometimes a darker element to its use which can sometimes get out of hand.  

For one thing, getting in touch with lost friends can include those of the opposite sex such is the ease of tracking people down on the site. Depending on how either partner views getting back in contact with old flames, this can result in deep mistrust between partners and even divorce if behaviour is seen as unreasonable.   

News can also travel fast when it broadcast among friends and sometimes people may even use the Facebook to air their grievances about their husband or wife. Criticising a partner in front of several hundred friends can be a whole lot more damaging than doing it face to face.

Lund Bennett Law to Assist Law Students

Lund Bennett Law is to take on a new project from January next year. The firm will be assisting law students of BPP, in both Manchester and Leeds, in their pro bono scheme. BPP runs a legal advice clinic where members of the public can seek legal advice from students which is verified by a practising solicitor.

Lund Bennett Law see this as an opportunity to assist students in the transition from studying to law to practising law and at the same time making legal advice readily available to the public. We are very much looking forward to working with BPP and their students.