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The recognition of smart contracts in Jersey


This article examines Jersey law around the recognition of smart
contracts as enforceable legal contracts. It considers whether
contracting parties should receive a human readable translation of
contractual terms written in computer code to provide valid
contractual consent and whether Jersey law needs to recognise the
concept of an electronic agent. This article concludes that smart
contracts can create enforceable legal contracts under Jersey law
subject to satisfying the usual constituent elements of a contract.

Categories Law, Social science
Keywords Contractual Consent, Elements of a Contract, Enforceable Legal Contracts, Jersey Law, Smart Contracts
Author Emma German
Date published 2021
Document type Article
Organisation Jersey and Guernsey Law Review
IRR Code IRR/JGLR/2021.43864
File Type pdf