Electronic Signature Cases – English Law

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The case law on electronic signatures is best understood with an appreciation of the legal function of signatures. Usually, when we sign documents, there is no actual legal requirement to use a signature.

We sign voluntarily, to show that we associate ourselves with the contents of the document – be it a letter, a contract, an acknowledgment of receipt or some other kind of legally significant document. For a contract, the act of signing also shows that we intend to conclude the contract and be bound by its terms.

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