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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.


White & Case fights Extradition Act

White & Case is joining forces with the Conservative Party in an effort to overturn the extradition arrangements between the UK and the US. The arrangements have caused controversy following the threatened extradition of the ‘NatWest Three’. London litigation head Alistair Graham is in the process of working with the shadow attorney-general Dominic Grieve MP […]

Govt lambasts OFT over costs hike and poor rate of attrition

A panel of Government MPs has slammed the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to hold on to its best lawyers and for being inefficient with public money. The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts grilled OFT chief executive John Fingleton during a recent public questioning session. Committee chairman Edward Leigh stormed: “Your […]

White & Case in search for new managing partner as part of overhaul

White & Case is to overhaul its management structure and identify a successor to managing partner Duane Wall in a sweeping shake-up of the firm’s governance. Wall, who has held the role of managing partner since 1 April 2000, will stand down at the end of his term in March 2008 in accordance with the […]

Clydes in fresh push on Dubai

Clyde & Co has beefed up its Dubai office with the transfer of a key equity capital markets partner from the UK. Catherine Moss will relocate to the Dubai office, taking the number of partners there to 11. She is the second Clydes partner to move in recent months following the relocation of partner Brian […]

DP World: how US politicians got in the way of the lawyers

Gemma Westacott on Freshfields’ and Linklaters’ scramble to save DP World’s acquisition of P&O DP World might have lost the battle to own and operate P&O’s US port operations, but it has won the war, so to speak, by finalising its takeover of the London-based company’s other international assets. Last Wednesday (15 March), DP World […]

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