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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.


Unknown Freshfields claim comes to light

Star banking partner David Ereira filed a discrimination claim against his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as he made the rare move across to magic circle rival Linklaters earlier this year. Ereira filed his claim in March at the Central London Employment Tribunal, advised by Fox Williams employment partner Anne Pritam. Ereira left Freshfields in […]

Eversheds rolls out ‘Rapid’ disputes system to clients

Eversheds rolls out ‘Rapid’ disputes system to clients” />Eversheds is offering the dispute management system it uses with DuPont, Transport for London and Capgemini. The approach, known as ‘Rapid Resolution’, looks to ensure that Eversheds and in-house legal teams take the same approach to disputes, with the aim of driving down costs and giving the […]

Buy Sell Hold: Trade mémoire

Following on from last year’s analysis of an imagined post-Clementi legal market, The Lawyer takes a look at which firms represent the best value for investors on the back of the last financial year The legal market has evolved, and with the post-Clementi prospect of external equity moving ever closer to being a reality for […]

Magic circle left wanting in female partnership stakes

The magic circle is falling short in the diversity stakes when it comes to female partners, with all four seeing less than 10 per cent of their equity falling into female hands. As part of its UK 200 Annual Report, The Lawyer asked firms how many of their partners and equity partners were female. The […]

FFW boost Brussels with employment hire

Field Fisher Waterhouse has appointed Oliver Rijckaert as an employment partner in its Brussels office. Rijckaert will join the team at the start of September from Bird & Bird, where he was head of the Brussels employment team. The hire follows the recent appointments of corporate partner Marie Evrard and pensions partner Corinne Merla to […]

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