The current coronavirus outbreak has meant a huge increase in the number of people working from home without easy access to printers and scanners, and signing in wet ink is just not practical so an alternative needs to be available. This has brought electronic signatures, and how and when these can be used to sign legal documents, sharply into focus.

Our client guide on electronic signatures gives practical information on their use and answers some of the common questions we have been asked. Hopefully it should alleviate any concerns around signing documents this way, but please do get in touch with any queries as we appreciate this may be a significant change to how you are used to working.

We have been working closely with the Law Society of Scotland to produce a guide on the practicalities of using electronic signatures and further information can be found here.