Commentary

17 Increasing the likelihood that signature will be valid

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS vol 7(2)
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17 Increasing the likelihood that signature will be valid

| Commentary

17 Increasing the likelihood that signature will be valid

English law takes a liberal approach with regard to what may constitute a signature, with the courts looking, in recent cases, at the purpose of the application of a signature. The following are suggested as ways of avoiding, as far as it is possible to do so, doubts about the validity of a signature or the documents covered by the signature:

  1. 17.1

        a conventional layout for an agreement should be used, with a conventional signature block1;

  2. 17.2

        the signature used should be the name of the person signing, using ink;

  3. 17.3

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