The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note provides practical guidance on how to arrange the execution of a document by an individual when that individual has an impairment or disability, or where the individual does not speak the same language as their adviser. For general guidance on execution of contracts and deeds, see Practice Notes: Deeds and Executing documents—deeds and simple contracts.
An impairment may mean that the signatory is unable to read a document for themselves. For example, signatories who are partially-sighted or blind. It could also be the case that the signatory does not read or speak the language in which the document is written. Furthermore, it should not be assumed that because the signatory is a fluent speaker of a language, their reading skills are at the same level. It may well be the case that the signatory speaks a language competently, but finds reading that same language incredibly difficult.
The steps taken to ensure that the signatory is familiar with the content of the document will depend on the situation. The following actions could be appropriate to make the content of a document accessible and understandable to a signatory:
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234
To view our latest legal guidance content,sign-in to Lexis®PSL or register for a free trial.