Email negotiations form a binding land contract without a 'signature'

Christensen, Sharon (2015) Email negotiations form a binding land contract without a 'signature'. Property Law Review, 5, pp. 64-69.

Abstract

Email is rapidly replacing other forms of communication as the preferred means of communication between contracting parties. The recent decision of Stellard Pty Ltd v North Queensland Fuel Pty Ltd [2015] QSC 119 reinforces the judicial acceptance of email as an effective means of creating a binding agreement and the willingness to adopt a liberal concept of ‘signing’ in an electronic environment.

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ID Code: 87575
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: electronic contracts, electronic signatures, subject to contract, contract formation
ISSN: 1838-3858
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Commercial & Property Law Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Ltd.
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2015 00:09

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