How it didn't look.
A partner at Brabners has blamed "unauthorised activity" after his work Twitter account was used to like smut.
Lachlan Nisbet, the firm's Head of Regulatory, maintains a professional profile on the social media platform, where he is described as the UK's leading firearms and field sports solicitor.
His account trades in the standard law firm fare of press releases, opinion pieces, and the occasional motivational message about improving business culture.
However, the partner realised after being contacted by RollOnFriday that someone had been using his account without his knowledge to 'like' risque posts.
One tweet featured a selfie of a buxom woman called 'Hillary' who asked, "40, no filter.... Am I still hot enough for you?" Her barebones profile consisted of a link that redirected RollOnFriday's tireless researcher to a selection of porn and casual hook-up sites, indicating that she may not be entirely genuine.
The unauthorised manipulation of Nisbet's account caused the tweet to pop up in his followers' feeds, and led to one colleague mistakenly blaming the lawyer. "I work with this guy", they told RollOnFriday, expressing shock that he appeared to be "liking porn from his official firm Twitter account".
But Nisbet told RollOnFriday, "Thank you for drawing this to my attention. It seems that this is not the only unauthorised activity on my Twitter account and I have taken steps to alter the security settings and to remedy unauthorised posts, where feasible".
Nisbet's misfortune serves as a salutary lesson not to leave work phones lying around unlocked or unattended. A Simmons & Simmons employee learned a similar lesson in 2020, when her daughter hijacked the firm's Instagram account.