Daniel Watson discusses the Law Commission’s recent consultation paper on the validity of e-signatures in New Law Journal

E-signatures: a sign of the times? Could e-signing be used for wills or lasting powers of attorney? Daniel Watson considers the risks. The Law Commission’s recent consultation paper on the validity of e-signatures provisionally concludes that a typed name, or clicking an ‘I accept’ button, is capable of satisfying a statutory requirement for a document to…

Petra Warrington discusses the EU framework on export licensing of cultural objects in the International Bar Association

The wandering Giotto no longer permitted to travel The judgment recently handed down in R (Simonis) v Arts Council England ([2018] EWHC 1822 (Admin)) offers an interesting and rare analysis of the European Union framework on export licensing of cultural objects and the juxtaposition of national and EU law in regulating the free movement of goods, on…

Landmark Agriculture Bill to help farmers profitably deliver and invest in a clean and healthy environment

Yesterday, Wednesday, 12 September 2018, the landmark Agriculture Bill 2018 was published and had its first reading in Parliament. The legislation aims to deliver a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations, concurrently helping promote a profitable and viable UK agriculture industry. The Agriculture Bill sets out the basic mechanism as to how farmers and…