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Execution of Documents



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26 August 2015

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
472 pages

Execution of Documents
3rd edition

Mark Anderson and Victor Warner


Incorrect execution can lead to documents being invalid or unenforceable. Ensure that you are following the correct procedures with the fully updated and revised third edition of Execution of Documents.

Execution of Documents, 3rd edition provides a practical guide to:

  • the execution of documents such as deeds, contracts, powers of attorney, statutory declarations, and documents used in litigation; and
  • understanding the legal background of different types of legal entity, and associated practice issues concerning execution of documents by them.

This expanded edition now features coverage for more types of organisations, including higher education institutions, charities, registered societies, and trusts. The new edition also takes account of cases decided since the second edition, providing practical insights into areas such as:

  • the meaning of a signature in an email
  • the binding nature of delivery when a deed is used
  • what constitutes execution by a company
  • when it is permissible to separate the signature page from the rest of a document
  • the consequences of not executing a deed in accordance with the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.

The book is divided into four main sections:

  • Procedural guides - offers step-by-step guidance on the correct procedure for executing each type of document and for executing deeds according to the type of legal entity
  • Legal commentary - provides a consideration of the underlying legal principles and issues for each type of document and for executing deeds according to the type of legal entity
  • Specific issues - covers matters that do not fall into the above
  • Selected appendices.


Part I: Procedural Guide:
1.Agreements under hand;
2.Execution of a deed by an individual;
3.Execution of a deed by a corporation (not formed under a Companies Act or regulated by CA 2006);
4.Execution of a deed by a company formed under the Companies Acts;
5.Execution of a deed by a limited liability partnership;
6.Execution of a deed by a company incorporated outside United Kingdom;
7.Execution of a deed by a local authority;
8.Execution of a deed by a partnership;
9.Execution of a deed by charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) under the Charities Act 2011;
10.Execution of a deed by a registered society;
11.Statutory declarations;
12.Powers of attorney;
13.Statements of truth; 14.Affidavits.

Part II: Legal commentary:
15.Agreements under hand;
16.Execution of a deed by an individual;
17.Execution of a deed by a corporation (not formed under a Companies Act);
18.Execution of a deed by a company formed under a Companies Act or to which the CA 2006 applies;
19.Execution of a deed by a limited liability partnership;
20.Execution of a deed by a company incorporated outside Great Britain or the United Kingdom;
21.Companies - other;
22.Execution of a deed by a local authority;
23.Execution of a deed by a partnership;
25.Universities and other higher education institutions;
27.Statutory declarations;
28.Powers of attorney;
29.Statements of truth;

Part III: Specific Issues:
31.Electronic signatures;
32.Persons authorised to take oaths;
33.Other persons authorised to administer oaths;
34.Notaries public;
35.Welsh language;
36.Fees and value added tax.

About the Authors

Mark Anderson is managing partner of Anderson Law LLP, a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and chairman of the Law Society's Intellectual Property Law Committee. He has over 30 years' experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts.

Victor Warner is a solicitor at Anderson Law LLP specialising in intellectual property and technology law. He is the principal author of Technology Transfer (Bloomsbury Professional, 2010), and several volumes of Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (LexisNexis). He is also a notary public.