- A sign of the times—automatic signatures and formality requirements (Neocleous v Rees)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Using ‘a serendipitous technical defect in formality to renege upon a deal’
- Authenticating intent
- A caveat
- Case details
Property Disputes analysis: An automatically-generated signature in an email footer can constitute a ‘signed’ contract for the purposes of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989). The law is adopting a more consistent position on the electronic execution of documents, but questions remained unanswered. Written by James McKean, barrister, at New Square Chambers.
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