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David Ashplant

Enhanced powers to punish unlawful direct marketing

We all get them: unwanted calls, texts and emails from companies trying to sell us things. There have been Regulations (the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) to try and control this since 2003 but enforcement has been limited.

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David Ashplant

Blurring the lines between inspiration and copying?

Musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been in the news recently following the US District Court of Los Angeles' decision that their popular song "Blurred Lines" infringed the copyright to Marvin Gaye's 1970's hit "Got to Give it Up". The court has ordered the duo to pay £4.8 million in damages to the Gaye family.

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Simon Steele-Williams of Coles Miller

Challenging A Will - Beware Of Forgery

Forgery of wills is rare but families should always remain vigilant, warn solicitors at Coles Miller after a recent court case. The case in Worcester - in which a woman and her ex-husband received suspended prison sentences for forging her dying partner's will - highlights the importance of being wary.

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Catharine Geddes, Partner, Lester Aldridge

What are the changes for holiday entitlement and pay?

The Employment team at Lester Aldridge comprises specialist lawyers across Dorset and Hampshire. Catharine Geddes, Partner, looks at the ever-evolving area of holiday entitlement and holiday pay.

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