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A sign of the times—automatic signatures and formality requirements (Neocleous v Rees)

Published on: 27 September 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A sign of the times—automatic signatures and formality requirements (Neocleous v Rees)
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  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
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  • A caveat
  • Case details

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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