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If a solicitor’s undertaking is given but it does not have a date by which it expires, can it be withdrawn? If so, are there any requirements regarding when and how it can be withdrawn?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/01/2020

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

  • If a solicitor’s undertaking is given but it does not have a date by which it expires, can it be withdrawn? If so, are there any requirements regarding when and how it can be withdrawn?

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 someth

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