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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...
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Privity of contract'Privity of contract' is a common law doctrine, which provides that you cannot either:•enforce the benefit of, or•be liable for any...
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Where a contract states that ‘time is of the essence’ in respect of the performance of an obligation stipulated in the contract, it means that there...
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Deeds must be delivered in order to take effect. Under common law, a deed is delivered when a party makes his intention to be bound clear. See...
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Websites and emails are now used extensively to conduct business. Legislation in both the EU and the UK seeks to ensure a technologically neutral...
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In answering this Q&A, we have limited our research to cover only the issue of enforceability arising from signature and assume all arrangements...
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There are various methods by which a document such as an agreement which is being varied may be incorporated into or annexed to a deed of variation....
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover execution as a deed on behalf of a company and does not relate to a deed being executed by...
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For details on formalities for the formation of deeds, see Practice Note: Executing documents—deeds and simple contracts.Generally, a failure to...
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A power of attorney is a document by which one legal person gives another legal person the power to act on their behalf and in their name. It is a...
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In answering this Q&A, we have limited our research to cover the granting of a general power of attorney under Powers of Attorney Act 1971 (PAA 1971)...
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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Ensuring that a written contract contains the correct information is important as it affects the rights and obligations of the parties. However,...
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Under section 44 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), companies can execute deeds in their own name and in their own right by way of:•fixation of the...
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Statutory declarationsA statutory declaration is a solemn verification of fact made otherwise than for judicial proceedings (section 7 of the...
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There is no specific requirement, eg under section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 for a settlement agreement to be entered into as a deed. For...
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This Q&A refers to a business-to-business contract which is not subject to any specific industry or sector regulation. There may be further...
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