Electronic signatures are valid, says Law Commission

The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature. This means that, in most cases, electronic signatures can be used as a viable alternative to handwritten ones. However, in respect of deeds, which require signatures to be witnessed, the Commission expressed the view that remote witnessing by video is probably not sufficient under current law. This means that further reform may be needed in order for e-signatures to be embraced as standard in the property industry, as most documents intended to create or transfer a
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