The Law Society publishes its first guidelines on lawyers’ undertakings

By Marialuisa Taddia (July 21, 2022, 10:53 p.m. BST) – The Law Society released its first-ever guidance on lawyers’ commitments on Thursday, nearly a year after the UK’s highest court ruled that law firms Incorporated lawyers could not be held liable by the courts for promises made by lawyers on behalf of their companies.

The professional group of lawyers from England and Wales has weighed in on the effects of the UK Supreme Court’s ruling in Harcus Sinclair v. Your Lawyers. The judges said in dicta that the courts’ supervisory jurisdiction over lawyers as officers of the court does not extend to promises made on behalf of law firms incorporated as limited liability companies or…

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