Breaching undertakings

When you are retained on matters that are likely to require undertakings, or when the need for undertakings arises, educate the client as to their purpose and the rules governing undertakings. It is important to let the client know that once a lawyer has accepted a proper undertaking, the lawyer cannot breach it, even in the face of instructions from the client.
Do not insist on undertakings where a lesser form of promise will suffice. When undertakings are required, ensure that you comply with rules 5.1-6 and 7.2-11 of the Code of Conduct.