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Monday 7 January 2019

Kissing & Making Up: Chapter 19 - The Tomlin Order

In every area of law you will come across something named after either the poor person who's case had the misfortune to give birth to it or the smart Alec judge who came up with it. In our case it is the Tomlin Order, named in honour of Mr Justice Tomlin who first used one in the case of Dashwood v Dashwood.

It's a form of order that helps you kiss and make up after proceedings have started but leaving you wriggle room to turn heavy again if the other side fails to honour the bargain. Chapter 19 gives the words you need to put this into action.