The November edition of our Irish Property Law Update by Professor John Wylie is now live for our online subscribers. This issue contains updates on 10 different practice areas, from co-ownership to surrender and merger. An excerpt from the section on contract formation reads:
'In Neocleous v Rees  EWHC 2462 (Ch), the English High Court, citing previous English decisions, held that an email containing the sender’s name at the end constituted a signature satisfying statutory requirements, thereby rendering a contract for sale of land enforceable. The test to be applied is whether adding the name was intended to authenticate the contents of the email. The Judge took the view that the solicitor in this case was aware that under his firm’s computer system a ‘footer’ containing details of his position as a fee earner was added automatically to all emails sent from this firm.'
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