What confirmation of the earlier agreement did the client or the company for which the client (and lawyer) works provide?Is the client a longstanding one who has always acted properly in the past? These are questions he will probably be asked by the judge or regulator if things go wrong and to which he will need convincing answers.Problem: There is an issue with the Outlook client for one user.When the email arrives, the notification pop up appears, but the email is not immediately visible in the inbox.
It is not straight forward and can give problems to any lawyer that agrees to backdate a document, even if he makes it clear on the document that it is backdated, as he must be careful to make sure that he knows why the document is being backdated and that it is being done for a legitimate reason.
Alternatively, is there a way of legally trying to achieve the required objective?
If the document is putting in place something which “should have been done” but hasn’t been, usually for tax or similar reasons, then the position is straightforward.
For example, if a seller had sold his house in December then the seller could have taken advantage of certain tax benefits.
However, he only realizes this in January and so wishes to backdate the document to December.