23rd March - Law News

1912th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: It's got more oil than any country on the planet but its people eat garbage and gangsters rule. Defying a media ban, Eric Campbell goes undercover in the onetime socialist idyll of Venezuela.

Focus of the day story: bill designed to make it easier for lawyers to act for their clients in intellectual property disputes is close to completing its passage through parliament. The IP (Unjustified Threats) Bill passed the report stage, where all MPs can debate it, and third reading without amendments yesterday. The bill now requires only royal assent before becoming law. Commending the bill to a sparsely populated House of Commons, IP minister Jo Johnson said that ‘IP is crucial to supporting growth’ and that he was pleased that this ‘vital and important piece of legislation’ was completing its passage. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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