Business management

Execution of a document using an electronic signature

This practice note has been reviewed in May 2020, in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

This practice note should be considered in conjunction with the:

Save for certain updated references, this document remains in the form issued on 21 July 2016.

This practice note has been developed to help parties (and their legal advisers) who wish to:

  • execute commercial contracts using an electronic signature or
  • enter into a commercial contract with one or more other parties that intend to execute that contract using an electronic signature

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.