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13 In general

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3: FORMALITIES FOR EXECUTION OF CONTRACTS UNDER HAND

13 In general

Under English law, for most contracts the parties to the contract are free to express the provisions of the contracts as they wish (orally, in writing, by implication, or by a combination of any of these); to sign or not to sign the contract; and to decide on the choice of words and terminology to be used in the contract.

In only a few instances are particular requirements imposed by legislation as to the form of a contract, and these tend to provide that writing is to be used

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