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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.


Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 04/07/95

WILLIAM RAYMOND HAYNES, admitted 1981, practised as Haynes & Co, London SW12, struck off and ordered to pay £1,525 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to cooperate with Solicitors Indemnity Fund or its agent in order to enable notified claim in respect of which indemnity was provided to be dealt with appropriately, failed to comply with […]

CCBE debate seeks consensus on rights of establishment

THE COUNCIL of Bars and Law Societies of the European Union was due to continue its debate on rights of establishment at a meeting in Brussels last weekend. Speaking prior to the meeting the Law Society’s international director Hamish Adamson said it was impossible to predict its outcome. However, a report released by the society’s […]

Arbitration laws need updating, says Hunt

London’s position as the premier international legal centre cannot be guaranteed, David Hunt, MP warned lawyers last week. Speaking at a special event organised by the Law Society for international lawyers based in London, Hunt said that London “must face up to the realities of competition from other centres throughout the world”. The Government wants […]


Linklaters & Paines acted for shareholders in Lloyds

Unison warns Hull

Town hall union Unison has warned that it will take legal action against Hull Council if it goes ahead with plans to keep chief officers in place after it merges with Humberside. Officials are considering using test cases involving staff from Humberside who would be affected by the proposals. Hull was advised by Anthony Scrivener […]

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