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Is a solicitor bound by an undertaking that they cannot complete because the client has changed solicitors?

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Produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited
Published on LexisPSL on 07/01/2020

The following Practice Compliance Q&A produced in partnership with Peter Steel of Augury Consulting Limited provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is a solicitor bound by an undertaking that they cannot complete because the client has changed solicitors?

Is a solicitor bound by an undertaking that they cannot complete because the client has changed solicitors?

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,

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