Tomlin orders
Tomlin orders

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Tomlin orders
  • Tomlin orders—what are they?
  • Comparing Tomlin orders and consent orders
  • Tomlin orders—confidentiality
  • Tomlin orders—drafting the order and schedule
  • Tomlin orders—complex settlements/wide ranging settlements
  • Tomlin—varying or revoking the consent order
  • Tomlin—varying or revoking the schedule
  • Tomlin orders—seeking declarations as to the effect of a settlement agreement
  • Enforcing a Tomlin order
  • more

The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for dispute resolution practitioners as it will result in changes to the CPR and practice directions.

The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/521 set out changes to the CPR that will come into force when the UK leaves the EU ie on exit day. Changes are made to a number of CPR Parts including CPR 5. For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—CPR changes. Note: where relevant, related practice direction changes have been set out in the 107th practice direction update. These changes are considered throughout Practice Note: Brexit—CPR changes.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Court Guides may also contain guidance and so where a the matter is progressing in court which has a court guide, consideration should be given to any guidance within the relevant court guide. The relevant court guide provisions are set out below, see: Court specific guidance.

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Note: Consent orders and judgments.

For guidance on settlement generally, including guidance on when and how to negotiate a settlement, interpreting settlement agreements and enforcing settlement agreements, see: