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Can a deed of adherence be valid if there is a change in trustees by the time the last party to the deed (the adhering employer) gets to execute it and the new corporate trustee is not a party to the deed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/07/2020

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  • Can a deed of adherence be valid if there is a change in trustees by the time the last party to the deed (the adhering employer) gets to execute it and the new corporate trustee is not a party to the deed?

Delivery does not mean physical delivery. Rather, a deed is delivered when a party makes clear its intention to be bound, regardless of whether that party retains possession of the document. No special form or observance is necessary for the delivery of a deed and it may be made in words or by conduct. If a party does not want to be bound immediately on execution of the deed, suspensory wording may be used in the testimonium (eg ‘Executed as a deed and delivered on the date set o

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