New figures show there has been a sharp rise in the number trainee solicitors who are earning less than the Law Society’s minimum salary recommendation. The eye-catching stats, produced by Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment as part of its annual salary survey, show that more than a third of trainees (38%) across England and Wales are earning below the Chancery Lane-set minimum wage. This is up 9% since 2017 (35%), and a whopping 23% since 2016 (31%).
Global accountancy firm Deloitte is the latest of the Big Four (alongside PwC, EY and KPMG) to push further into the UK legal market. Deloitte announced today that it is expanding what it calls its “managed services”, offering automated document review and document management, and its “consulting services”, which means advising in-house legal teams on how to operate more efficiently and engage more with technology.
Your LPC employment law elective suddenly got usefulEmployment lawyers are going to be kept busy in 2018, suggest statistics published by the Ministry of Justice today. Between July and September 2017, claims in employment tribunals increased by more than 100%, doubling from a total number of claims of 13,759 (between April and June) to 30,339. The whopping increase is partly as a result of the abolition of the controversial tribunal fee system whereby employees had to pay to lodge a claim.
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".