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Instructions for writing terms of settlement

Form assistanceThese are instructions to help prepare terms of settlement. It is not legal advice. It is important to write terms of settlement using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice.

There is no set form for terms of settlement. It can be handwritten or typed on a blank sheet of paper.

For an example of a terms of settlement, see Sample terms of settlement.

Layout and headings 

  • ​Use white A4 paper.
  • Type if possible, or use neat, clear handwriting in black or blue pen.
  • Use only one side of the paper.

Content:

  • ​​At the top of the document, write the title – 'Terms of Settlement'.
  • Underneath, write the names of the plaintiff and defendant and then the file or case number, as written on the statement of claim. For example:

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT

BETWEEN

​MEENA VISHWANA
(Plaintiff)

AND

FIONA FRAME trading as Fantastic Florists
(Defendant)

LOCAL COURT FILE NUMBER: SC20xx/766

  • ​Next, state if there is to be a judgment in favour of the plaintiff and for what amount, or if the plaintiff is going to discontinue the claim. For example:

1. Judgment to be entered for the plaintiff for $3,500.​

  • Then state clearly each of the agreed actions between the plaintiff and the defendant in numbered paragraphs, including:
    • ​when the defendant will pay the plaintiff
    • how the defendant will pay the plaintiff 
    • what will happen if the defendant does not pay the plaintiff 
    • whether the defendant will pay any interest. 

For example: 

2. The defendant will pay the plaintiff the amount of $3,500 on or before 31 Dec​ember 20xx.

3. The defendant will not be liable to pay any additional interest if she pays $3,500 by 31 December 20xx. 

  • ​You may include a term that the agreement will be kept confidential by the parties, for example:

4. The terms of this agreement are confidential​.

State what agreement you have about payment of legal costs. For example:

5.   Each party will pay their own costs. 

OR

5.   The defendant is to pay the plaintiff's costs. ​

  • ​​The plaintiff and the defendant should sign and date the statement in front of a witness: ​

M. Vishwana
Meena Vishwana
Date: 24 November 20xx

Fiona Frame
Fiona Frame
Date: 24 November 20xx

  • The witnesses should also sign and write their full name:​

In the presence of: Ella Mavis
E. Mavis

In the presence of: Bob Atkins
B. A

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