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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.


Kiran Bhogal Hill Dickinson

Bhogal, Kiran – Hill Dickinson

After arriving from Weightmans in January 2016, Kiran Bhogal was given the remit of creating a health practice of note within Hill Dickinson. Two years on from her arrival, she is doing just that. A steady 2016 became an excellent 2017 involving a landmark case taken to the Supreme Court, N v ACCG, and chairing […]

Tim Endersby, GVC

Endersby, Tim – GVC

Working as the most senior lawyer in GVC’s London office, Tim Endersby is at the helm of one of the most rapidly changing companies in the UK. Merger management GVC started out as a small online gaming operator but could become a £7bn FTSE 100 giant if its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral gets the nod. […]

Nathaniel Bird 3 Verulam Buildings

Bird, Nathaniel – 3 Verulam Buildings

3 Verulam Buildings junior barrister Nathaniel Bird gains a prime spot in this year’s Hot 100 for the number of high-profile instructions he has taken on since he joined as a pupil. In 2016, he was instructed alongside Mark Howard QC at Brick Court Chambers in the £2.3bn dispute between Terra Firma and Citibank. He […]

Kate Burns,

Burns, Kate –

Until 2016 Kate Burns had spent all her working life at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, first as an associate and then in the management team. It was during this time she was first talent-spotted for the Hot 100 in 2012. The step from global legal institution to a lean internet retailer was enormous, but Burns immediately […]

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