The Supreme Court recently confirmed in a decision that incorporated law firms are not 'officers of the court' and that only undertakings given by individual solicitors or traditional partnerships can be enforced using the court's summary jurisdiction.
Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould examines undertakings and their reliability. He comments in The Law Society Gazette on the potential impact of the Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd case and concludes that "undertakings are a serious business."
Undertakings: as good as gold? is available to read on the Law Society Gazette website.
John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke.
John's area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.