| Commentary

16.2 Attestation

| Commentary

16.2 Attestation

The attestation clause is the place in the agreement where the parties sign to indicate their consent to the provisions of the agreement, and to the agreement coming into operation (immediately or at some later date). Parties do not always sign the agreement themselves, and may appoint others to sign on their behalf, for example agents, directors or authorised officers for a company, or their solicitors or other advisors.

Agreements may be signed ‘under hand’ or as a deed. The legal requirements for deeds are discussed previously1.

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