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Execution of Documents

3rd Edition
Mark Anderson and Victor Warner
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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.

This book provides 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 edition 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.

Contents

  1. Part I: Procedural Guide:
  2. 1. Agreements under hand
  3. 2. Execution of a deed by an individual
  4. 3. Execution of a deed by a corporation (not formed under a Companies Act or regulated by CA 2006)
  5. 4. Execution of a deed by a company formed under the Companies Acts
  6. 5. Execution of a deed by a limited liability partnership
  7. 6. Execution of a deed by a company incorporated outside United Kingdom
  8. 7. Execution of a deed by a local authority
  9. 8. Execution of a deed by a partnership
  10. 9. Execution of a deed by charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) under the Charities Act 2011
  11. 10. Execution of a deed by a registered society
  12. 11. Statutory declarations
  13. 12. Powers of attorney
  14. 13. Statements of truth
  15. 14. Affidavits.
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  17. Part II: Legal commentary:
  18. 15. Agreements under hand
  19. 16. Execution of a deed by an individual
  20. 17. Execution of a deed by a corporation (not formed under a Companies Act)
  21. 18. Execution of a deed by a company formed under a Companies Act or to which the CA 2006 applies
  22. 19. Execution of a deed by a limited liability partnership
  23. 20. Execution of a deed by a company incorporated outside Great Britain or the United Kingdom
  24. 21. Companies - other
  25. 22. Execution of a deed by a local authority
  26. 23. Execution of a deed by a partnership
  27. 24. Charities
  28. 25. Universities and other higher education institutions
  29. 26. Trusts
  30. 27. Statutory declarations
  31. 28. Powers of attorney
  32. 29. Statements of truth
  33. 30. Affidavits.
  34.  
  35. Part III: Specific Issues:
  36. 31. Electronic signatures
  37. 32. Persons authorised to take oaths
  38. 33. Other persons authorised to administer oaths
  39. 34. Notaries public
  40. 35. Welsh language
  41. 36. Fees and value added tax.

About the Author

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 also a notary public.

£74.95

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Category

Company and commercial

Published

26/08/2015

Publisher

Law Society

ISBN

9781907698965

Format

Paperback
472 Pages