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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.


Reid Minty issues ‘come and get us’ merger plea

West End litigation boutique Reid Minty has taken the novel step of putting itself up for sale. In an advertisement published in The Lawyer (24 May), the firm said it was looking to merge with an international or regional UK firm “seeking a modern, profitable and up-and-running London base”. Reid ;Minty ;owns 27,000sq ft of […]


FTSE 100 clients demand diversity

THE LAW Society has completed the first draft of its diversity charter with help from a number of FTSE100 companies, including BT, it was revealed at The Lawyer’s Diversity in Law 2008 conference.

Salans makes up extra partners on back of booming CIS workload

Salans has boosted its international partnership with the promotion of two lawyers in Russia and Ukraine. The firm has made up Russian IP head Denis Voevodin and Kiev banking and finance chief Natalia Selyakova. Voevodin joined Salans in 2001 as of counsel, while Selyakova has enjoyed a rapid rise up the Salans ranks since joining […]

Bird & Bird sees stellar year with £27m turnover boost

Bird & Bird sees stellar year with £27m turnover boost” /> Bird & Bird has emerged as one of the fastest-growing technology and media outfits in the top 100 firms, outstripping its peers with a 23.7 per cent increase in turnover to reach £143m. The firm added more than £27m onto last year’s haul of […]

Cripps shakes up leadership to create four new departments

South East firm Cripps Harries Hall has revamped its internal leadership structure with the creation of four new departments. The firm has installed groups covering property, development, corporate and private client and has appointed new heads to lead each department. Cripps managing partner Jonathan Denny said: “This reorganisation is all about creating a modern and […]

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