May 8 2013.

Email is a quick and easy method of communication - but is an email legally binding? In the current May issue of Motorcycle Trader, corporate lawyer Anthony Young explains how to avoid inadvertently entering into a contractual agreement.

"To form a contract under English law, five elements need to be present, namely; an offer; acceptance of that offer; 'consideration' (what each party gives to or does for the other); an intention to create legal relations; and certainty of terms ..... "

It is very easy to informally enter into a contract via email exchange. Turn to Business Journal on page 43 of Trader to find out more or read it online HERE