The best news, interviews and analysis from Legal Week over the last week
From Dentons’ latest combination to high-profile hires and a larger than normal number of salacious stories, it’s been a busy news week for the height of summer. White & Case set a new record – albeit one it could have done without. The firm has been handed the largest-ever single-firm fine by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, being forced to pay out £250,000 for conflict of interest and confidentiality failures.
Paul Hastings employment partner Suzanne Horne on why the BBC can expect litigation and how law firms need to prepare for the new gender pay gap legislation
And so it begins. The BBC may be one of the first UK organisations to face a public backlash for differences between how much male and female employees are paid, but it certainly won’t be the last.
Contract lawyer service set for Dubai opening
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) contract lawyer spin-off LOD (Lawyers on Demand) is set to expand into the Middle East. The Dubai launch, which is still awaiting regulatory approval, is to be overseen by LOD’s new managing director for the Middle East, Brett Menadue, who joined in May.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".