Esignatures, or electronic signatures, enables your customers to sign documents digitally and remotely through the InTouch client and stakeholder portal, saving you valuable time and effort.
Esignatures are fully legally binding, in the UK, EU, Australia, and many other jurisdictions. You can read more about the laws concerning esignatures around the world here.
Some special circumstances surround certain types of contracts or transactions, which vary between jurisdictions, many of them concerning land transactions. However, there have been some major strides for esignatures to be used for these purposes, for example by the Land Registry in England, read more here.
Esignatures provide a number of business benefits to legal practitioners and their customers;
A good esignature solution should be considered both safer and more trustworthy than wet signatures - especially if signing remotely due to;
InTouch has developed our own esignature solution in line with the requirements of eIDAS as developed by the European Technology Standards Institute and implemented throughout the EU. Our solution complies with all requirements needed to make them legally binding.
The standard set by the EU meets and in many cases exceeds, the requirements set by a number of other jurisdictions including Australia’s Electronic Transactions Act 1999 and the US Digital Signature Standard. This means that the solution can be used not just in the EU but also in the UK following Brexit and in many other jurisdictions.