Signing Off and Signatures in the Digital Age: Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch)

15 Oct 2019

Does the automatic insertion of a sender’s name and contact details in an email footer, known as a “Signature”, meet various statutory requirements that a document be signed?  Hardwicke’s Commercial Dispute Resolution team considers in this case report the case of Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) in the context of contracts for the sale of land and a Microsoft Outlook ‘Signature.’