High Court on Email Signatures

Today the High Court handed-down its judgement in the case of Neocleous & Others v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) on whether an automated email signature could be binding for the purposes of section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.  The presence of such an email “footer”, coupled with intent, would, the court decided, equate to the signing of a physical contract.

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