Let’s suppose you hire a web designer to build a new website.
Perhaps, you don’t know exactly what kind of website you need or how much it will cost.
This is a fraud on the tax authorities, a criminal offence and is likely to get the lawyer who prepared the document disciplined by his regulator and possibly also charged as a co-conspirator.
For obvious reasons, any request to backdate a document for these reasons should be flatly turned down.
One of the thornier issues which comes up in legal practice from time to time is the backdating of documents.