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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.


Harbottles promotes four

Harbottle & Lewis has promoted four associates to the partnership. The firm has made up Leo Marino in the property department, publishing group head Caroline Turner, employment litigator Joanne Twiss and finance specialist Alison Wilds. Harbottles also made Wilds head of the aviation and finance group and promoted David Scott to the position of senior […]

A&O forms French association for restructuring work

Allen & Overy (A&O) has strengthened its restructuring capabilities through a newly formed association with French insolvency firm SCP Santoni Paccioni et Associes. The firms have worked closely together in the past, collaborating on a number of restructurings, including Eurotunnel, Rhodia and Securitas Protection Services. Gordon Stewart, global head of restructuring at A&O, said: “We’re […]


Latham & Watkins has hired Sarah Nappi as counsel in Washington DC. She joins from Miller & Chevalier, where she was a partner. •Latham & Watkins has hired Sarah Nappi as counsel in Washington DC. She joins from Miller & Chevalier, where she was a partner. •Rossendale-based law firm Mulderrigs has appointed Yasmin Sagir as […]

Code worthy?

Although the new Code of Conduct has brought few surprises, it should not be dismissed by the profession, say Katherine Rees and Rebecca Armstrong Jeremy Clarkson infamously refused to review the new Vauxhall Vectra for Top Gear, showing his disdain for what he termed the “boring” new model by walking round the car in silence, […]

Eversheds overhauls management team

Eversheds has slashed its regional managing partner positions as part of a national management overhaul. The review comes less than three years after the firm’s previous management shake-up and sees the abolition of the regional head roles in favour of a slimmed-down management structure designed to simplify the system and better coordinate the firm’s regional […]

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