Backdating documents under english law
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This article considers why people sometimes backdate documents and the legal implications and risks of doing so in common law jurisdictions and in China.
One of the thornier issues which comes up in legal practice from time to time is the backdating of documents.
Legally speaking, this is something that you should not do – or more accurately, there will only ever rarely be occasions when this is appropriate to do.
I'm trying to cover myself here before pursuing this further; I think I have stumbled upon a potentially, fraudulent transaction which is current and should be exposed.
It is difficult to imagine in what circumstances other than for a dishonest purpose it would be necessary for any supposedly legal document to be backdated.