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55 Market Street, Level 3, Conference Room 1, Sing (map)

No. of Public CPD Points: 1.5

Practice Area: Professional Skills

Training Level: General



There are many instances where lawyers may be required to give undertakings in order to advance their client’s objectives. Such undertakings may be given to the Court, to other lawyers or other parties. The practice of giving undertakings has become a matter of routine to some lawyers, leading to some paying insufficient attention to the significance of what they are doing when giving an undertaking.
It is fundamental for all lawyers to remember and appreciate the solemn nature of an undertaking, and to be aware of the potential for severe consequences if such undertakings are breached. In what circumstances should lawyers give an undertaking? Should lawyers be giving undertakings as a matter of course in these circumstances?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the nature of lawyers’ undertakings and the potential consequences for breach.
  • Know the various professional obligations / legislation which apply to lawyers when making an undertaking. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the situations where one should and should not give an undertaking.
  • Learn how to give a proper undertaking, and how to protect yourself and your client when required to give an undertaking.


Wong Meng Meng, SC – Founder-Consultant, WongPartnership LLP
C. Nandakumar – Director (Professional and Financial Risks), Lockton Companies (Singapore) Private Limited

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