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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.


Fare's fair

God help City lawyers trying to get a cab anywhere near London Wall. Apparently one can’t be found for love nor money because they’re all lined up outside Clifford Chance. Not to be foiled by this little problem, a rather smart Camerons assistant came up with a clever solution. He decided to saunter down to […]

Carey Langlois and Olsens join forces

Carey Langlois and Olsens have merged to create the largest firm in the Channel Islands. The new firm will be called Carey Olsen and will comprise 120 lawyers, including 25 partners based in Jersey, Guernsey and London. First revealed on 4 February

Morgan Lewis in Brobeck raid

Agreement sees three offices and around 50 partners join former merger partner Morgan Lewis & Bockius has emerged from the Brobeck Phleger & Harrison debacle with three offices and around 50 partners after tying down an agreement last night.Morgan Lewis, which pulled out of merger talks with Brobeck last week triggering the West Coast firm’s […]

UK opposes EU takeover directive

The EU's revised take-over directive is facing new obstacles following an unexpected decision by the UK to side with Germany in opposing a number of key aspects of the proposal

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