When it comes to social media, Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service is surprisingly engaging on Twitter – the go-to platform for lawyers to moan about onerous court security checks or IT systems going down. It boasts an impressive 4,661 followers.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for its Facebook page, which Obiter discovered only last week. The page was set up last October and HMCTS began posting in January. The page currently has 76 followers and 64 ‘likes’. Now that HMCTS has given itself an extra year to complete an ambitious £1bn reform programme, perhaps the executive agency could dedicate some time to plugging its Facebook page, starting by changing its cover photo.
While the Royal Courts of Justice is a photogenic building, it is a bit of a cliche. And surely a court with better Wi-Fi, enabling practitioners to log on to the Facebook page in the first place, would be more suitable.