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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.



Is the Lords’ decision on success fees the beginning of the end for freedom of expression?

Freshfields and Linklaters to review associate workload

Linklaters to review associate workload” />Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer and Linklaters have overhauled their systems for allocating work to corporate associates in response to the boom in M&A. Freshfields London head of corporate Tim Jones revealed that for the past week the corporate group has been piloting a system of involving select senior associates in the […]

BLP property team inspires 17 per cent revenue growth

BERWIN Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) real estate team has led the firm’s half-year 17 per cent growth in revenue, with the Robert MacGregor-led department up 26 per cent on its 2004 figures. The firm’s corporate and finance departments are both up 15 per cent at the half-year mark, and managing partner Neville Eisenberg said the firm […]

Naming and shaming

Spotted at Nabarros, the inappropriately-named property partner Tim Herbert-Smith.

Halliwells woos a fourth partner from DLA Piper

Halliwells has contin-ued its raid on DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary’s Liver-pool office with the hire of a fourth partner in 10 months. Banking partner Richard Capper is set to join Halli-wells, rejoining former DLA Piper colleagues Jonathan Brown, Colin Gibbon and Paul Jefferson. The hire means Halliwells’ Liverpool office now has 19 partners, compared with the 15 […]

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