Practice – Settlement of action. CPR 21.10, which required court approval of a compromise with a protected party, was not inconsistent with art 14, read with art 6, of the European Convention on Human Rights, as it was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aim of ensuring the protection of protected parties. Accordingly, the Queen's Bench Division held that the defendant had been entitled to withdraw from the compromise of the claimant protected party's proceedings for damages following a road traffic accident before the compromise had been approved.