A Law Commission report confirms that electronic signatures can be used to execute documents as an alternative to wet ink signatures in most circumstances. There are some important exceptions and the report only relates to the laws of England and Wales. Documents that are required to be registered at the Land Registry and wills are also outside of the scope of the report. It will be interesting to see whether the publication of this report leads to greater use of electronic signatures.
Read our article for our detailed analysis of the report.