Main buttons

  • The main buttons are:

    :fas_reply: Reply
    :fas_plus: Create new topic
    :thumbsup: Like

Sign up

  • After using the Create New Account form you will be emailed a link to validate your email address.

Log in

  • Username/email address and password.

  • Click “with email” to receive a login link (if you’ve forgotten your password).


  • When you are reading a topic, either:

    • Just click “:fas_reply: Reply”; or
    • To quote someone, select the relevant text and select the “:fas_quote_left: Quote” button that pops up.
  • When you receive an email notification, you can reply to the forum by replying to the email.

Create new topic

  • Click “:fas_plus: New Topic”.

  • Choose a relevant category.

  • You can add tags (e.g. “mha” or “mca”) in the “Law and practice” category.


  • Notifications appear at the top right of the screen alongside a number, and sometimes are sent by email.

  • You can apply the following levels to categories, tags or topics:

Level Notified of Default setting Email sent
:fasbellexclamation: Watching New topics and replies Any topic to which you have added a reply Yes
:fasbell: Tracking Replies to you (number will also increase for new topics and replies) Any topic after 4 minutes of reading time No
:fasbellone: Watching first post (category only) New topics in category, but not replies “Law and practice” and “Miscellaneous” categories Yes
:farbell: Normal A reply to you Everything else No
:farbellslash: Muted Nothing N/A No



  • The badges come as part of the forum software, e.g. you will get a “Read guidelines” badge for reading this page. It’s a bit of fun and you can just ignore it.