Given the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing rules and increase in home working, face-to-face signing of documents and deeds in wet-ink is no longer practical and poses a risk to public health. Thus the adoption of e-signing platforms has been accelerated. Many of our clients are already using the basic solutions on a daily basis, others are engaging significant exercises to implement platforms and update their policies and procedures to adapt to this new way of working, all of them are probably receiving requests from third parties to execute documents by electronic means – so will be interested to assess the associated risks.
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