Family feud - fake barrister's email.
I am caught in the middle of a family feud.
Relative A is a distant cousin and family historian, who researched, compiled and produced a family register in the late '70s.
Relative B is my nephew who recently collaborated with A to produce edition II of the family register.
Despite B's insistence on correcting some errors that A had missed post-production, A went ahead and had over 300 copies printed and subsequently sold to eagerly waiting family members.
Due to B's abusive communications with A, A has since disassociated himself with B.
B now believes he has discovered a copyright infringement, regarding the inclusion of information from ed. I in ed.II, and is supposedly seeking legal advice from a barrister.
The thing is, My nephew recently emailed me a "copy" of an email from his purported legal adviser addressed to A. I say "copy", because it is hand-typed in the body, not a forwarded attachment.
Here is a screen-shot of the "copy", commented by me.
My nephew insists it's not fake even though no legal action has been taken since the lapse of the "7 days".
Despite the errors in ed. II, I don't condone the actions my nephew has taken causing so much distress to the ageing family historian.
Has my nephew committed any offence if he's responsible for sending the fake email as "wolfroberts @ hotmail.com", and by using the hroberts.com domain if used without permission?
Thanks for any advice.