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Can I accept a costs undertaking from an in-house solicitor?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/02/2017

The following Practice Compliance Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can I accept a costs undertaking from an in-house solicitor?

The SRA Glossary defines an undertaking as:

  1. a statement, given orally or in writing, whether or not it includes the word ‘undertake’ or ‘undertaking’

  2. to someone who reasonably places reliance on it

  3. that you or a third party will do something or cause something to be done, or refrain from doing something

The SRA imposes an obligation on solicitors, Registered European Lawyers and Registered Foreign Lawyers to perform all undertakings they give. Undertakings must be performed within an agreed timescale or if no timescale has been agreed then within a reasonable amount of

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