Before a court case starts, or during a court case, you and the other party might agree to settle the case. Agreements and settlements are usually put in writing.
A deed of release is often used to settle a dispute where a court case has not been started. A deed of release can also be used even where a court case has been started, along with Consent Orders or a Notice of Discontinuance.
For more information, see
Deeds of release.
A settlement is an agreement between the parties to a court case to resolve the matter themselves, before the case is decided by the court. Settlement agreements are often made with Consent Orders, which can include judgment by consent.
For more information on how to write settlements, see
Before making an agreement or settlement, you should get