Electronic Execution of Documents Interim Report

a critical analysis

  • Mark King


An Industry Working Group set up by a public appointments competition has recently produced Electronic Execution of Documents Interim Report via the Ministry of Justice. The Law Commission dealt with this issue in 2019 in Electronic execution of documents (Law Com No 386, HC2624) and it was suggested that uncertainties may have influenced the degree of confidence of users. The aim of this article is to provide a critical analysis of the Interim Report and its uncritical acceptance of the suggestion.

Index words: Ministry of Justice; England & Wales; electronic execution; electronic documents; electronic signatures; recommendations

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