Form N117: Make a legal promise to a court
Courts can use this form to record a voluntary and legally binding promise given by a party in a case to do or not do something (an 'undertaking').
A person or organisation involved in a case (a ‘party’) can give an undertaking to a court on a voluntary basis, instead of the court making an order. The undertaking will be set out in this form.
The party making the promise signs it at the hearing. If they fail to comply with it, they will face penalties (such as a fine, imprisonment or having their assets seized).
Accessing the PDF form
To access and fill in this form on your computer you’ll need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader. Follow these steps:
download Adobe Reader for free
Windows users - right-click on the form link then select ‘Save target as’ or ‘Save link as’
Mac users - right-click on the form link then select ‘Save linked file as’ or ‘Save link as’
save the form (in your ‘documents’ folder, for example)
open Adobe Reader and then select the saved form
If the form still doesn’t open, contact email@example.com.
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Published 1 October 2012