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    Closing Signing of a Business Letter.

    What is the Legal implications for signing a Business Letter as :-

    For and on behalf of :-
    (name of the company)
    AND

    Yours faithfully,


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    Re: Closing Signing of a Business Letter.

    The person signing is, I believe, acting as a fiduciary- they are expected to hold the highest standards of care in their actions, or face the legal consequences. However, this is a question of law and I would recommend asking a lawyer for the details of what it involves.

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    Re: Closing Signing of a Business Letter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The person signing is, I believe, acting as a fiduciary- they are expected to hold the highest standards of care in their actions, or face the legal consequences. However, this is a question of law and I would recommend asking a lawyer for the details of what it involves.
    Very good advice, Rums03.

    I recall a problem, years ago, when I was working in Germany. In England at the time a letter might be signed: J Bloggs pp Fred Smith. This simply meant that J Bloggs (probably a secretary) had signed the letter for Fred Smith, who had left the office before the letter had been typed up for his signature. At least, that was what I understood. In Germany, however, I discovered that it meant that J Bloggs had full legally-recognised authority to sign for, and on behalf of, Fred Smith. If the letter committed Fred to anything legally, then J Bloggs would have committed him.

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