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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.


Bacfi puts focus on arbitration

LORD Justice Saville is to deliver a keynote speech on arbitration at the Denning Lecture held by the in-house barristers’ group Bacfi. The Appeal Court judge has accepted an invitation by the Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry to deliver the annual Denning Lecture on 22 May. Judge Saville will speak on arbitration and […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 11/07/95

CHRISTOPHER JAMES ANDREWS, admitted 1979, practised as CJ Andrews, London W2, struck off and ordered to pay £2,074 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client funds, failed to keep books properly and had been jailed for dishonesty. Andrews is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence imposed on him at Knightsbridge Crown Court for […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 11/04/95

PRAN HANDA, self employed, unadmitted associate with London SW9 firms of Melichior & Co and Procaccini & Co at material times banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society. Allegations substantiated that Handa misused money held by him on behalf of clients by using it for his own purposes and […]

Lovells lures top US lawyers

TOP ten firm Lovell White Durrant has pulled off a coup de grOce by poaching two leading insurance lawyers from high profile Chicago firm Sidley & Austin. The move, which will create a Chicago office for Lovells, flies in the face of current trends which have seen many of the top US firms enticing British […]

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