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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.


Squire Sanders shakes up Warsaw with Bakers raid

Baker & McKenzie and Squire Sanders & Dempsey have engaged in a tug of war over Bakers’ former managing partner Tom Ujejshi. Ujujshi, along with three partners and eight associates, is set to join Squire Sanders from Bakers at the start of July. Ujejski, who has been based in Bakers’ Warsaw office, will focus on […]

DWS teams up with Saudi firm for Riyadh launch

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has launched its partnership in Saudi Arabia by joining forces with a local practice and scooping a Fulbright & Jaworski senior associate to head the office. Fulbright’s Amged Hussein will join the firm as it embarks on its new association with local lawyer Wael Abdulrahman Alissa. DWS managing partner Howard Morris […]


Weil Gotshal ups NQ pay to £90k

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London associates now earn more than their counterparts in New York after a 20 per cent pay hike in London. The US-headquartered firm is now offering some of the most generous pay packets in the City with newly qualifieds (NQs) now receiving £90,000, representing a 20 per cent jump from £75,000. […]

SJ Berwin boosts turnover by 22 per cent and PEP by 10 per cent

SJ Berwin has announced a 10 per cent increase in profit per equity partner (PEP) and a turnover hike of 22 per cent. After the 2005-06 financial year results reported an astounding 27 per cent increase in turnover, this year’s figures represented another strong year, bringing the total to £189m, up from £155m. PEP rose […]

Taylor Wessing’s global turnover tops £160m

Taylor Wessing has revealed its finalised global figures for 2006-07, posting an increase in total revenue of 13 per cent to £161.1m. The firm’s global profitability was also up last year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) breaking through £400,000 for the first time, hitting £435,000, and net profit up from £52m to £59m. […]

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