Backdating documents english law

Similar situations may arise in relation to intra-group supplies of goods of services, or transfers of a business (where the associated transfer of employees may also be a matter of record).

In this kind of situation, the following general approach should be considered: – the relevant arrangements can be documented in the appropriate form, such as a loan agreement or business transfer agreement.

However, one point to bear in mind is whether the document will need to be filed with any authority or registry which may insist on a wet ink signature. The Law Society’s practice note on the execution of a document using an electronic signature, which was published on 21 July 2016 and which represents the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, has clarified that a deed can be executed electronically.

It seems simple, but which date to write on a contract, and how to interpret the dates often raises some fiddly.

There are a number of dates which can appear within contracts.

Overview One of the thornier issues which comes up in legal practice from time to time is the backdating of documents.

Legally speaking, this is something that you should not do – or more accurately, there will only ever rarely be occasions when this is appropriate to do.

And to say it's up to the bean-counters to catch this situation is silly, because the whole reason you're using phony dates is so that the bean-counters won't know what you really did.

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