This is an example of a terms of settlement for a recovery of goods claim. It is important to write your terms of settlement using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice. Do not try to file this sample.
Case study - Natalie and her pet dog
Natalie went to Queensland for a six month work contract. She could not take her pet dog, Charlie, with her. She asked her friend, Rachel to look after her dog while she was gone. When Natalie returned to Sydney, Rachel told her she was not going to give Charlie back. She said that Natalie had not looked after Charlie properly and left him for long periods alone. Rachel said that Charlie was better off with her. Natalie does not agree and wants Charlie back. Natalie sends Rachel a letter of demand. Natalie and Rachel reach an agreement at mediation. They write up terms of settlement.
TERMS OF SETTLEMENT
Natalie Saad ('Natalie')
Rachel Smith ('Rachel')
Rachel agrees to return the German Shepherd dog by the name of Charlie ("the dog") to Natalie as a full and final settlement of this claim.
Rachel is to return the dog to Natalie at a mutually convenient time, by 6pm on Saturday 23 March 20xx at the Applicant's home at Unit 1, 22 Example Street, Penrith NSW.
If Rachel returns the dog by the agreed date, Natalie agrees that no further claims will be made against Rachel in relation to this matter.
If Rachel fails to return the dog to Natalie by the agreed date, Natalie reserves the right to start court action to recover the dog.
The terms of this agreement are confidential.
The parties have read and understood the terms of settlement and agree to these terms.