What constitutes a deed?

I have seen a purported Declaration of Trust which consists of a long list of recitals and a sort of definition clause. It is undated and there are gaps where the date of the transfer and mortgage deed have not been inserted. It has been executed and witnessed. My view is that the deed is invalid as it contains no operative provisions. Am I being old fashioned? Has the definition of a deed changed?

Claire Flood

Sounds ‘uncertain’ to me.

Iain Cameron
Acer Legal

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Claire Flood.