Coronavirus and executing documents remotely

We have received a number of queries concerning the sealing and signing of formal documents in the current remote working period, including:

  • the kinds of documents that have to be legally sealed;
  • whether the law allows local authorities to electronically seal legal agreements;
  • whether there are any protocols/procedures in place for electronic sealing and signing of documents which need to be observed.

This note considers the legal position generally as to the electronic execution of formal documents, and also specifically addresses some of the particular challenges in the real property context and land registration. Click here to read in full.