The final report sets out recommendations for reform

The Ministry of Justice published on 14 March the final report from the Industry Working Group on the Electronic Execution of Documents, which sets out recommendations for reform including that the Law Commission should consider reforming the law in relation to deeds and that a review should be carried out into the law of statutory declarations.

The final report also sets out best practice guidance and the challenges to the use of eSignatures, which includes challenges arising from the use of electronic signatures in cross-border transactions and how these challenges should be addressed, and the need to protect electronic signatories to deeds from potential fraud.

The UK government established the Working Group in early 2021,...

Sophie Cameron
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Solicitors Journal

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