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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.



Pinsent Masons widens lead at head of Aim rankings with 60 clients

Pinsent Masons has added a trio of new Aim clients, growing its total from 57 to 60 over the three months running to 7 October 2014. The rise came thanks to the addition of biotech company Abzena, China Nonferrous Gold and GTS Chemical Holdings to its Aim roster. It widens the gap between Pinsents and […]


Sir Nigel Knowles: A new way forward in the post-legal aid era

Government grants to Community Law Centres would release the pro bono potential locked in large law firms and keep our justice system accessible. This week is the 13th annual National Pro Bono Week, which should serve as a reminder to us all as lawyers that we must take our responsibility to promote access to justice […]

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Pinsents moots international real estate ambitions

Pinsent Masons’ blossoming overseas real estate teams reveal a hint of what direction the firm will take as a new generation of leaders arrive at the helm. Having appointed new senior partner Richard Foley this summer and a new managing partner imminent, Pinsents is at a transformative juncture in its development. Property partner and head […]

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Mourant Ozannes and Ogier switch senior Jersey funds lawyers

Channel Islands firms Mourant Ozannes and Ogier have each hired a senior Jersey funds lawyer from the other firm. Mourant Ozannes has picked up Ogier partner Tim Morgan, while Ogier has hired Mourant Ozannes managing associate Matthew Shaxson as a partner. Morgan makes the move to Mourant Ozannes after over a decade at Ogier. He […]


Moves: 3 November 2014

Move of the week Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London tax chief Nick Thornton. This marks a return to Fried Frank for Thornton, who was a senior associate at the firm before quitting to join Orrick’s London base in 2010. During his first stint in Fried Frank’s tax […]

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