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Keep your DJ happy

So your consent order is perfect, but your district judge is still frosty. Graeme Smith examines some common problems

19 November 2004

Having read last month’s article (15.10.04), you have been practising your drafting skills and are ready to appear before your district judge (YDJ). With your halo glowing, you pass the order to YDJ. But disaster strikes! Instead of offering you congratulations and asking whether it can be used as a precedent in future cases, YDJ points out that, as the claimant is a child, there are several other matters that he is not satisfied with. And worse, the claimant and her litigation friend are there to witness your humiliation. Where a litigant is a child or patient, no settlement, compromise, payment or acceptance of money paid into court is valid unless approved by the court (CPR 21.10). If the claim is settled before proceedings are begun, the Part 8 procedure must be used. A hearing is usually required to secure the court’s approval. The requirements for obtaining approval are very straightforward, and are set...

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