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If an individual signs a deed when not a director of a limited company, and then subsequently becomes a director of that company, does the initial signature bind the company to the deed? If not, how should the deed be reaffirmed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/05/2018

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  • If an individual signs a deed when not a director of a limited company, and then subsequently becomes a director of that company, does the initial signature bind the company to the deed? If not, how should the deed be reaffirmed?

If an individual signs a deed when not a director of a limited company, and then subsequently becomes a director of that company, does the initial signature bind the company to the deed? If not, how should the deed be reaffirmed?

Documents executed as deeds must be expressed as being executed by the company. A document will be deemed to be executed as a deed if it is duly executed by the company and delivered as a deed. That is to say that, execution must be in the name of the company either by:

  1. affixing the company seal

  2. signed by two authorised

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