I am self-employed, can I give undertakings?

There is no prohibition on anyone giving an undertaking. However, if you are self-employed, you must not hold any undertaking out to be a solicitor’s undertaking, and must be clear as to your status.

An undertaking may not be accepted by the recipient if it is not made by a solicitor.

If an undertaking is accepted, but not complied with, you may be subject to disciplinary proceedings by CILEx Regulation, and a civil claim by the recipient.

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