Consent Order/Court Settlement in Residential and Commercial lettings/Freehold issues Posted August 25, 2011 · Edited August 25, 2011 by IainHL Why won't quick reply format properly? Personally I would use the date of the 15th (when he had the original hard copy document with your actual signature on). Therefore, as you say, 7 days has passed and I would be on the phone to the solicitor asking where your payment is. I suppose it is possible, depending on the actual wording of the consent order, that the solicitor intends that payment should be made within 7 days of the court making the order. In that case I would suggest speaking to the court to see where it is at in that process.