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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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White & Case relaunches in Milan with pair of Latham hires

White & Case is to re-open its Milan office as it turns the tables on traditional foe Latham & Watkins with the hire of two of its London partners. The international firm has appointed Michael Immordino and Jonathan Clark as partners in its global capital markets practice with immediate effect. Clark, previously a partner at […]


The force is not with Sumption

Theirs was an epic battle with consequences of galactic proportions. One day this case could form the basis of its own Hollywood script for it truly was a David and Goliath battle, with English prop designer Andrew Ainsworth taking on Star Wars movie mogul George Lucas. Today the Supreme Court brought an end to a […]

Nabarro names corporate lawyer as next managing partner

Nabarro has appointed Andrew Inkester as its new managing partner, replacing Nicole Paradise. Inkester, who joined the firm on its merger with Turner Kenneth Brown in 1995, will take up the role on Monday (1 August) for a three-year term. Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston put Inkester forward as a candidate for the leadership role, […]


SJ Berwin admits fault for student all-nighter

he Lawyer’s exclusive story last week about the SJ Berwin summer student who was ’asked’ to work until the early hours of the morning has divided ­opinion across all levels of the legal sector. Aspiring trainee and ­former president of the ­University of Manchester student law society Kyle Soo said: “One crucial aspect of a […]

Centre of attention

Singapore is holding its own in the competitive South East Asia market, as evidenced by a steady stream of law firm arrivals. Joanne Harris reports As growth markets go, ­Singapore must surely be near the top. The list of law firms opening up in the jurisdiction gets longer by the week. The latest in a long line of […]

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