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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’.

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Three leadership lessons I learned at the White House that will help you now

There is nothing like a crisis to distinguish great leaders from mediocre or even terrible ones. Over the last couple of months, we have seen countless examples of incredible and inspiring leadership: Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand, Andrew Cuomo in New York state. Unfortunately, we have also seen the division, chaos, and anxiety that poor leadership brings.

Privacy and video: are you revealing too much?

While you would be right to worry about a cluttered desk making you look unprofessional on a work call, there is also a more significant issue at stake. Small details can provide enough insight for a fraudster to kick start an investigation using public sources and records for additional information.

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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.

Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

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Stephenson Harwood has refreshed its global leadership team, after the firm appointed a new chief executive officer last year. IP litigator Eifion Morris took on the role last October from corporate partner Sharon White, who is relocating to Dubai to lead the firm’s office in the region. She is one of four new office heads to […]

RPC steers clear of furloughing but cuts partner drawings

RPC has cut partner drawings by up to 20 per cent to weather the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. The firm has introduced a number of time-limited measures that have been put in place with immediate effect. They include the deferral of partner distributions and a “sliding scale” reduction to monthly drawings of up to […]

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Lewis Silkin makes more Covid-19 cuts

Lewis Silkin has taken further measures to contain the growing challenges posed by Covid-19. The firm has agreed to temporarily suspend quarterly profit distributions. It has also cut salaries and reduced the work hours of a number of its associates, junior lawyers and paralegals across different practices. The decision comes as the firm recently furloughed […]

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