'There’s no need for old-fashioned pen and ink', said Lord Justice Birss
The expert Industry Working Group on Electronic Execution of Documents has published its interim report on electronic signatures, which encourages a culture change towards digital signatures and includes a practical best practice guide on their use.
The working group was convened following a recommendation by the Law Commission, which the lord chancellor welcomed and implemented. The group was led by High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Fraser and the Law Commission’s Professor Sarah Green, and was comprised of individuals from the legal and tech industries.
In a recorded discussion between Lord Justice Birss, Mr J...