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Why you might be accepting fake news without realising it

Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.

Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

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Latham puts London at the heart of this year’s promotions

Latham & Watkins is to promote 31 lawyers to partner globally, with the firm announcing more promotions in London than in any other of its offices. A total of nine lawyers will be made partner in the City, while there are 21 promotions across Latham’s US offices. Six lawyers have been made up in New York, […]

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Bakers ups London promotions to six in bumper global round

Baker McKenzie has promoted six lawyers to partner in London, as the firm announces the appointment of 68 new members worldwide. Two of the City cohort sit in the firm’s tax team, namely Jessica Eden and David Jamieson who trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and McGrigors respectively. Tax accounts for the highest number of promotions […]

Ashurst beats 40% gender diversity target in 2018 promotions

Ashurst has surpassed its 40 per cent target for female promotions, with women making up 58 per cent of the lawyers in this latest promotions round. This is a substantial difference from the firm’s 2017 round, when just four women were made partner out of a headcount of 19, averaging at 20 per cent. In 2014, […]

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Exclusive: Norton Rose delays partner promotions until 2019 in global shakeup

Norton Rose Fulbright has postponed its partner promotions until January 2019 after overhauling its financial reporting to fit an American-style calendar year-end, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm decided to make this change following the merger with Chadbourne & Parke last year, and it is expected to impact the financial reporting for the current 2017/18 financial year. […]

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Slaughters puts its weight behind magic circle-backed tech solution

Slaughter and May is the latest firm to back a new “one-stop” tech solution for the legal industry, which has already attracted the likes of Clifford Chance and Latham & Watkins. The Lawyer has learned that Slaughters is joining a dozen other heavyweight firms in the support of a new start-up called Reynen Court, which aims to […]

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