Email Footer Counts as Signature, High Court Rules In a recent property case that will have a bearing on all contractual matters, the High Court ruled that a footer automatically appended to an email amounted to a legal signature and led to a contract for the sale of land being formed. A couple who owned…

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When deciding whether an enforceable contract has come into existence, the first question to be answered is whether the parties intended to be bound. The Supreme Court made that point in upholding an estate agent’s entitlement to commission on a £2.1 million property sale. The developer of an apartment block had been put in touch…

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Every email user is aware of the risk that so-called ‘fat finger syndrome’ may result in a message being sent to the wrong address. The consequences can be more than just embarrassing, but a High Court case showed that judges can act with great speed in limiting any damage caused. In response to a complaint,…

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Brexit: Business contracts implications. Departure will not take place immediately: there is a period of time when the United Kingdom can negotiate its future relationship with the European Union (EU). The process is regulated by law specifically and only by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Contrary to belief, a contract need not be in…

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Failed Start Up Business – why does it go wrong? We recently attended The Business Show 2015 at London’s Excel. We were invited by a well known platform to be the legal experts for the day giving free legal guidance for existing businesses and those which were new. We have to say that it was…

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