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I need advice on uk law. Do I need to read a contract if I’m only a signature witness? Meaning witnessing a party signing the contract?

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Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.

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There is no requirement for you to read the document at all - your only role is to watch the document being signed so that if there is a dispute in the future you can confirm that the signatory did indeed sign it

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok so regardless of what it says in the actual agreement there is no way I could be accountable of anything within the document?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is there a legal note about that? If Day someone in contract started that witness is also a payer of the fees - can I be charged?

Is there a specific set of circumstances that are causing you concern?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No, I have not read the contract hence now I’m worried I could be held responsible for anything mentioned in it although I’m only a witness in the contract

No - you cannot in any way be held responsible for anything

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok great. Could you provide a legal support for that e.g. a specific paragraph I should look at? Thank you

There is no such paragraph because there is no legal relationship created

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