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Tomlin order

A court order staying proceedings by consent of the litigating parties, the detailed terms of whose agreement are set out in a separate schedule.

So called after Mr Justice Tomlin, who first proposed such an order in the case of Dashwood v Dashwood [1927] WN 276 and subsequently issued a Practice Note (Consent order) [1927] WN 290 on the practice to be adopted.

Such orders are now governed by rule 40.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.