Check your Email Signatures!
- The High Court decides that an email footer can be a ‘signature’ creating a binding contract for sale of land.
- Its decision coincides with a Law Commission report recognising the legal effect of electronic execution of documents.
- The test is whether the ‘signature’ was inserted with the intention of authenticating the document.
First published in LexisNexis New Law Journal on 13 March 2020.
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