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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.



Co-op panel: trolley mixture

Co-op in-housers work to forge legal roster system that suits bank and group Picking sides is generally something associated with the school playground, but not for The Co-operative Group general counsel Alistair Asher and his newly installed banking sidekick Brona McKeown. The pair were required to finalise the separation of the group and the bank’s […]

Hot 100: when one person makes a difference

Today’s focus on the 2014 Hot 100 highlights lawyers in sectors where individual brilliance really counts: family, the bar, IP/commercial, and management. And let’s not forget the campaigners – the lawyers working in the beleaguered legal aid sector. The Hot 100: Family The Hot 100: Campaigners The Hot 100: The Bar The Hot 100: IP/commercial […]

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Lacourte Raquin adds to team with two partners

French boutique Lacourte Raquin Tatar has bolstered its team with two new partners, including the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) head of legal for France. Cédric Bonnet, who left Gide Loyrette Nouel in 2005 to take responsibility for RBS’s French operations, has become a partner in the banking and finance team at Lacourte Raquin. The […]

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