SB 14-64 Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill

The Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill (the Bill) proposes changes to Scots law to allow legal documents: (1) to be signed in counterpart, in other words by each party signing separate identical copies of the documents rather than the same physical document; and (2) to allow paper documents to be delivered for legal purposes electronically.

The broad aim is to modernise the law to make it easier for parties to enter into commercial transactions.

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Published: 25 September 2014

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