Not every family is united in grief when a loved one dies. On occasions a challenge is made to a Will. Family members may do so for a variety of reasons, such as:- 1. They have received nothing in the Will & think that they should have received...
Under the Law Commissions Act 1965, the Law Commission is required to submit programmes of law reform to the Lord Chancellor.
The latest topics put forward for consideration include a review of the use of 'e-signatures'. These are becoming increasingly common as they allow documents to be signed and executed very quickly and the electronic version is then available for storage.
However, although their use is commonplace, legislation does not specifically deal with them, leading to the possibility that a claim could be made that an e-signature is not valid. The Commission has therefore selected the topic for its 13th Programme of Law Reform in order to give their use the required certainty.