Commentary

49.2 Use in attestation or execution clauses

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| Commentary

49.2 Use in attestation or execution clauses

| Commentary

49.2 Use in attestation or execution clauses

In the attestation or execution clause, it is common (although by no means universal) to find words such as those underlined below:

‘AGREED by the parties through their authorised signatories’

or

‘AS WITNESS the hands of the duly authorised representatives of the parties to this Agreement on the day and year before written’

Words such as these may help focus the minds of the individuals who sign as to whether they do, in fact, have authority to sign, but they are unlikely to turn an unauthorised signature into an authorised one. However,

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