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Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law after Brexit. It is a...
Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 15th Apr
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This Q&A assumes that:•the question relates to the use of a signature in the context of commercial negotiations•the question does not relate to...
15th Apr
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
12th Apr
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In conducting research, execution of deeds generally and the protocol for virtual executions have been focussed on.ExecutionThe various requirements...
12th Apr
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Formalities for a deedThe following are the necessary requirements for a deed:•it must be in writing•it must make it clear that it is intended to be a...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 12th Apr
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Signed or executed as a deedThe wording of section 1(2) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (LP(MP)A 1989) confirms that an...
12th Apr
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Executing documents properly when one or more parties to a contract are not physically present is sometimes known as virtual signing or virtual...
9th Apr
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Statutory declarations are a necessary part of insolvency proceedings, most commonly where a company enters members’ voluntary liquidation (MVL) (see...
Produced in partnership with Philip Patterson of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Apr
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No, a guarantee does not have to be executed as a deed. A guarantee can be executed as a deed or as an agreement in English law.A guarantee does have...
8th Apr
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This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
8th Apr
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The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
8th Apr
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Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory instruments (Brexit SIs) are formally laid in...
8th Apr
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Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting government priorities across Europe and beyond.In light of COVID-19 developments and...
8th Apr
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The first thing to do is to unearth the relevant contract. The notice will have been served pursuant a force majeure clause in that contract. The...
Produced in partnership with XXIV Old Buildings 8th Apr
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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...
8th Apr
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For the purposes of this Q&A we have focused on the matters directly relevant to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules as they relate to trade in goods...
8th Apr
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Contracts and deedsThere are two types of written agreement:•simple contracts. No particular formalities are required. There must be consideration and...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 8th Apr

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