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Can legal executives give undertakings and what should I say about this in my undertakings policy?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/02/2016

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  • Can legal executives give undertakings and what should I say about this in my undertakings policy?

Can legal executives give undertakings and what should I say about this in my undertakings policy?

From the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) perspective, an undertaking is:

  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

All these component parts must

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