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It does not take a legal scholar too much effort to conclude that, when a lawyer gives an undertaking, the lawyer should honour that undertaking. Refusing to honour an undertaking is not only a breach of a lawyer’s professional duties, it is a breach of contract, a contract on which someone else has relied. That breach did not seem to bother the lawyer involved in Hyrco v. Miller Estate & Ferro 2014 ONSC 6676.


Miller was injured in a motor vehicle accident in February 2003 and retained the lawyer to put forward her claims for accident benefits (AB) and tort damages. In addition, Miller retained the lawyer to act for her to obtain compensation for injuries arising from a slip and fall.

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