| Commentary

16.6 Signatures

| Commentary

16.6 Signatures

For some formal types of document executed as a deed (such as a power of attorney), it is recommended that traditional language be used to avoid any risk that the document would be misinterpreted—the relatively relaxed attitude of the courts to the format and language of commercial contracts may not apply to other types of instrument.

In the example for contracts made under hand (modern format)1, some drafters would take the view that there should be no date line, and that the date should just be stated at the head of the agreement once both parties have signed. However,

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