3PB reviews new changes to the execution of legal documents during COVID-19

20th May 2020

Lydia Pemberton, deputy head of 3PB’s Property and Estates team, and Charles Irvine, a member of 3PB’s Property and Estates team and Commercial team, have reviewed the new changes to the execution of documents brought about shortly before and since the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

New ways of working have meant a rise in technology and electronic communications which brings new formalities when it comes to dealing with the execution of legal documents. In this article, Lydia and Charles assess the current rules on formalities of deeds and documents and give their detailed response to these frequently asked questions from private client and property solicitors:

  • What constitutes signature?
  • What amounts to attesting?
  • What happens if a deed fails to meet the formality requirements?
  • What about formalities for notices and section 44 of the Companies Act 2006?
  • What is HM Land Registry’s response to the COVID-19 lockdown?
  • What are the formalities for wills?

The full article from the 3PB authors can be found here.

To discuss this article further with either of the authors or to instruct them for advice on this or any other matter, please contact one of their clerks: Mark Heath on mark.heath@3pb.co.uk; David Fielder on david.fielder@3pb.co.uk or James Parks on james.parks@3pb.co.uk.