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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.

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Tennant’s super

Eversheds, which is rarely off Tulkinghorn’s radar, accompanied a handful of ­Tulkinghorn’s acolytes to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest production of ­Hamlet, with the meet-and-greet helping to ease new managing ­partner Bryan Hughes into the media stewpot. The evening was a ­success, mostly thanks to Doctor Who star David Tennant in the lead role. But […]

Linklaters reveals transatlantic PwC team

And then there were more. Linklaters reveals transatlantic PwC team” />And then there were more. The Linklaters team advising ­PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy just keeps on growing. As revealed two weeks ago (TheLawyer.com, 19 September), the firm has already put a mega 20-partner, 60-associate team on the matter in London. Last week the […]

Sullivan, Davis Polk win roles on $37.8bn AIG deal

Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell have secured roles on US insurance giant AIG’s additional $37.8bn funding. Sullivan & Cromwell chairman Rodgin Cohen is leading a team advising AIG, while Davis Polk & Wardwell partners Bradley Smith and Marshall Huebner are advising the US Treasury and the New York Federal Bank. The move […]

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Fox Hayes in second redundancy round

Up to 43 members of staff are set to lose their jobs at Leeds firm Fox Hayes, taking the total number of UK 200 redundancies to 722. Twenty-five members of staff, including 10 fee-earners, have already been made redundant at Fox Hayes. A consultation has just been launched with a further 18, eight of whom […]

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