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This is usually introduced by wording such as: to type this date in the agreement prior to signature, but rather to write the date in by hand once all parties have signed.

Although it is probably rare that a criminal forgery is committed in these circumstance (it is not a strict liability offence, so criminal intent must be present), it is not something that most of us want to risk.

There is usually no problem with making the contract Contracts based on a US template sometimes state in the first line that they are dated “as of” a particular date.

Lawyers who were trained in commonwealth jurisdictions may have an ingrained concept that backdating a document is generally improper, if not illegal.

This is reflected in the Linklaters article Execution of Documents: Five Common Questions Answered, which offers the following advice for in-house lawyers: “(i) contracts may only be backdated, absent fraud, in circumstances where an original form has been lost or where terms have been fully agreed but signatures have been left to a later date and (ii) deeds may never be backdated.” Unfortunately, the article offers scant authority, and a search on Google reveals little else on the subject from the commonwealth world.

Accordingly, mis-dating a contract could amount to an offence under this Act.

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