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Q: Are changes to an agreement made by email valid?

My supplier agreed to changing the terms of our agreement. They’re now backing out and saying the changes aren’t legally valid because it was only “agreed to” in an email. Are changes to an agreement made by email valid?

A:

Yes they are. On 21 November 2014, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that where an agreement contains a non-variation clause providing that changes must be in writing and signed by the parties, this includes variations agreed to in an exchange of emails.