Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017

224 Legal requirement to give information in writing

(1)

A legal requirement to give information in writing is met by giving the information in electronic form, whether by means of an electronic communication or otherwise, if—

(a)

the information is readily accessible so as to be usable for subsequent reference; and

(b)

the person to whom the information is required to be given consents to the information being given in electronic form and by means of an electronic communication, if applicable.

(2)

If subsection (1) applies, a legal requirement to provide multiple copies of the information to the same person at the same time is met by providing a single electronic version of the information.

(3)

Subsection (1) applies to a legal requirement to give information even if that information is required to be given in a specified manner, for example, by filing, sending, serving, delivering, lodging, or posting that information.

(4)

A legal requirement to give information includes, for example,—

(a)

making an application:

(b)

making or lodging a claim:

(c)

giving, sending, or serving a notification:

(d)

lodging a return:

(e)

making a request:

(f)

making a declaration:

(g)

lodging or issuing a certificate:

(h)

making, varying, or cancelling an election:

(i)

lodging an objection:

(j)

giving a statement of reasons.

Compare: 2002 No 35 s 20