Name: Jamie Anderson
Company: Barrister practising from Trinity Chambers
When barrister Jamie Anderson first joined Twitter in 2009 he had no idea that six years on he would be nominated in The Journal’s search as one of the North East’s Most Influential on Social Media.
With 2,400 followers, Jamie’s social media handle @employmentbar has become one of the must-read feeds on Twitter for those interested in employment law in the North East.
Jamie, a Barrister practising from Newcastle’s Trinity Chambers, said he finds Twitter indispensable as a work tool with employment lawyers across the country tweeting updates on employment tribunal decisions as they happen providing him with the latest information when representing his clients.
He said he uses Twitter as a conversation. He can often be found tweeting about the latest issues in employment law but he has been known to lament about the portion sizes at Nandos and can at times be found discussing fine wine.
He said: “My use of Twitter has changed over time. When I started out it was just a case of following some interesting people. Over time it has changed because employment law took off online and it built to the point that the best way to keep up to date, within minutes of something happening.”
Unsurprisingly Jamie’s list of followers reads like a who’s who of the legal world but when asked to recommend his top five his love of food and is clear to see. He highlights Newcastle food deli mmm… ( @mmm_newcastle ) for its great food tweets, and Terry Laybourne’s ( @21HG ) for tweet a good mixture of pictures of food and updates for his restaurants.
Graham Soult - @soult
Helen Armstrong - @helensarmstrong
Simone and Ian Clarke - @mmm_newcastle
Terry Laybourne - @21HG
Nick Forbes - @nick_forbes