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What if I need a witness for my signed document?

The first thing to consider is this; do you legally need to have a signature witness to ensure your document is legally binding? In many cases (with the exclusion of documents signed as a deed), you’ll find the answer is “No”.

Oftentimes, a ‘Witness’ in traditional terms isn’t legally required to validate a document and exists only to provide additional ‘credible material’. Sending a document for signature via Signable can essentially fulfil the same purpose, as Signable is able to confirm the geolocation, timestamp and IP address of a signer and can also confirm there have been no amendments or unauthorised changes to the document originally sent.

If you’re unsure about whether or not a witness signature is required for a particular legal document – it’s always best to seek professional legal advice.