The chair of the Legal Services Board says he is happy for his organisation to disappear if it means legal regulation is reformed. David Edmonds told the Gazette this week that the super-regulator could be ‘wrapped up’ within five years if primary legislation is passed to create one single regulator. He was speaking as the government emphasised its commitment to reform, despite extending the deadline for responses to its call for evidence on the subject.
A charity offering support and advice to lawyers has reported a 36% yearly increase in cases opened in 2013. LawCare dealt with 515 cases last year compared with 378 in 2012, making it the second busiest year in its history. More than 1,800 further calls were made or received to follow up the original cases. By far the most common issue callers reported was stress, which accounted for 74% of the calls. This was followed by depression (12%) and problems with alcohol (6%).
Home-buyers are instructing their solicitors too late in the moving process and costing themselves valuable time, research has found. Estate agent network Move with Us said a survey of its members found 84% of clients sought legal advice only when an offer was accepted, rather than as soon as the property is on the market. The company estimated that this delay costs customers an average of 11 extra days to exchange, based on analysis of more than 1,000 completed conveyancing files last year.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".