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Undertakings

Purpose: To assist barristers to identify whether and when they may give professional undertakings as barristers, and to identify some practical considerations
Scope of application: All barristers
Issued by: The Ethics Committee
First reviewed: 01/06/2015
Last reviewed: 27/10/2020
Status and effect: Please see the notice at the end of this document. This is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

Meaning of undertaking – Distinction between personal undertaking and one given on behalf of someone else – Examples of professional undertakings – Giving undertakings as a barrister – Obligations to give undertakings – Obligations to comply with undertakings – Insurance – Dos and don’ts.


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Important Notice
This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of IT. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor bodies regulating information security nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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