Government rejects plans to increase temp's rights

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) are up in arms about a proposed European directive that would give significantly greater rights to temporary workers

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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.



Lester Aldridge’s restructure has led to a period of rapid expansion South West firm Lester Aldridge has increased its size from a one-office practice to three in just two years. There are now 33 partners and another 89 fee-earners. It has grown from 180 people to 280 in 18 months. Turnover rose at the rate […]

2003 – the year of the parent

It is a good time to be a parent. From April 2003, new legislation overhauling and significantly enhancing the rights of parents to leave, pay and flexible working will be in place


Scottish advocates escape liability rules

A court has ruled that Scottish advocates have immunity from being sued for their actions in court, despite the House of Lords ruling last year that their English counterparts are liable

Carillion cuts panel line-up in overhaul

Carillion is in the final throes of a massive review of its panel following the appointment of new head of legal Richard Tapp last year and its 1999 demerger from Tarmac The panel, which had spiralled to 40, has been slashed and a number of new firms have been selected following beauty parades.All participating firms […]

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