What is a Consent Order?
A consent order officially records the details of an agreement or settlement between the parties involved in a case. It is then put before the court to approve and so make it a legally binding agreement.
If a consent order is submitted when no other orders have been made or a court hearing has not taken place, i.e. the parties have negotiated an agreement via mediation or some other form of dispute resolution, it must be shown that the respondent agrees with the contents of the consent order and this is usually done in the appropriate court application form.