DO EMAILS CREATE LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS?

A briefing from Morgan Lewis on 1 July posed this question, saying that while contract parties may treat emails in the same way they treat oral conversations, a fundamental question is whether the legal system views such communications as mere informal conversations or legally binding. When email communications meet the essential terms of contract formation in English law, the next hurdle is to determine when such communications satisfy the “statute of frauds” – which requires certain types of agreements to be signed and in writing.

https://www.morganlewis.com/pubs/do-emails-create-legally-binding-contracts

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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