For a lawyer, getting free publicity in a local newspaper is an achievement. But how do you get free (positive) publicity across the entire country?

Slater & Gordon Senior Associate, Emma Aldersea has achieved the publicity jackpot by commenting on legal issues for Pokémon players.

“It’s easy for people to be consumed by the excitement of new technology, but keep in mind that ‘I spotted a rare Pokémon’ is unlikely to be a lawful defence if you get into trouble in the real world,” Ms Aldersea said.

“The biggest legal risk for Pokémon Go trainers is the temptation of trespass, especially when Pokéstops are located on private property, such as schools or people’s yards.”

Read Emma Aldersea’s legal alert for Pokémon players