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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.


Sullivans seduces Freshfields partner

New York firm Sullivan & Cromwell has succeeded in prising the Goldman Sachs relationship partner from the Frankfurt office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

No office and set fees for Rouse's new firm

Peter Rouse, who founded Rouse & Co in 1990, is returning to the law – and wants to revolutionise legal practice by setting up a collaborative commercial law firm.

Sidleys and Dentons in heavyweight restructuring

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and Denton Wilde Sapte are advising Federal Mogul Corporation in one of the largest cross-border restructurings to date.Federal Mogul’s UK and US subsidiaries simultaneously filed petitions on 1 October for administration and chapter 11 proceedings respectively. Sidley’s US office has a longstanding relationship with Federal Mogul and brought in Dentons […]

Argent St George sticks with Lovells for £1bn job

Lovells has advised leading UK developers Argent and St George on an innovative contract which marks a turning point in the £1bn regeneration scheme for King’s Cross.Argent St George, a joint venture between the two developers, has entered into an acquisition and development agreement with London & Continental Railways (LCR) and Exel over the 50-acre […]

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