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Judgements & Orders including Tomlin Orders
(CPR 40: judgments & Orders)

40.3, Drawing up and filing of judgments and orders
-(1) Except as provide at (4) below [claims in QBD at RJC] or by any PD, every judgment or order will be drawn up by the court UNLESS:
o (a) the court orders a party to draw it up; or

(b) a party, with permission of the court, agrees to draw it up;
o (c) the court dispenses with the need to draw it up; OR
o (d) it is a consent order (under r40.6, below)
-(2) The court may direct that:
o (a) a judgment or order drawn up by a party must be checked by the court before it is sealed; OR
o (b) before a judgment or order is drawn up by the court, the parties must file an agreed statement of its terms.
-(3) Where a judgment or an order is to be drawn up by a party:
o (a) he must file it no later 7 DAYS AFTER the date on which the court ordered or permitted him to draw it up so that it can be sealed by court;
o (b) if he fails to file it within that period ? any other party may draw it up and file it.
-(4) Except for orders made by the court of its own initiative ; every judgment or order made in claims proceeding in the QBD at the RCJ, other than in the
Administrative Court, will be drawn up by the parties; and rule 40.3 is modified accordingly.
o UNLESS the court orders otherwise.

40.4, Service of judgments and orders
-(1) Where a judgment/order has been drawn up by a party, and is to be served by the court:
o (a) the party who drew it up must file a copy to be retained at court and sufficient copies for service on him and on the other parties; AND
o (b) once it has been sealed, the court must serve a copy of it on each party to the proceedings.
-(2) Unless the court directs otherwise, any order made otherwise than at trial must be served on:
o (a) the applicant and the respondent; and

(b) any other person on whom the court orders it to be served.
-[[R6.21: sets out who is to serve a doc other than the claim form]]

40.6, CONSENT judgments and orders(1) This rule applies where all the parties agree the terms in which a judgment should be given or an order should be made.

(2) - (3) ? [[Administration consent orders]] where court can enter & seal an agreement judgment/order without application ??

(2) a court officer may enter and seal an agreed judgment/order IF (i.e. NO
application is required IF):
o (a) the judgment/order is listed in para (3); and

(b) none of the parties is a litigant-in-person; and

(c) the approval of the court is not required (by these rules/a PD/any enactment) before an agreed order can be made.
(3) The judgments/orders referred to in (2) are:
o (a) a judgment/order FOR:
-(i) the payment of an amount of money (including a judgment/order for damages or the value of goods to be decided by the court); OR
-(ii) the delivery up of goods with or without the option of paying the value of the goods or the agreed value..
o (b) an order for:
-(i) the dismissal of any proceedings (wholly or in part);
-(ii) the stay of proceedings on agreed terms, disposing of the proceedings, whether those terms are recorded in a schedule to the order or elsewhere;
-(iii) the stay of enforcement of a judgment, either unconditionally or on condition that the money due under the judgment is paid by instalments specified in the order;
-(iv) the setting aside under Pt 13 of a default judgment which has not been satisfied;
-(v) the payment out of money which has been paid into court;
-(vi) the discharge from liability of any party;
-(vii) the payment, assessment or waiver of COSTS, or such other provision for costs as may be agreed.
(4) r40.3 [drawing up & filing of judgments/orders] applies to judgments & orders entered & sealed under para (2), as it applies to other judgments and orders.

(5) ? Otherwise must make an application for a judgment/order in the agreed terms, to be approved by the court
-(5) Where para (2) does NOT apply [[i.e. if (a) judgment is not listed in para (3) and/
or (b) one party is a litigant in person and/or (c) court's permission is required for an agreed order]] ? any party may APPLY for a judgment/order in the terms agreed.
-(6) the court may deal with an application under (5) without a hearingClaims by/on behalf of/against a child or protected party -> no settlement,
compromise, payment, or acceptance of money paid into court is valid without approval of the court.

(7) where this rule applies ? form/content of the Consent order::
-(a) the order which is agreed by the parties must be drawn up in the terms agreed;
-(b) it must be expressed to be as being "By Consent";
-(c) it must be signed by the legal rep acting for each of the parties to whom the order relates;

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