Our employment settlement agreement solicitors can give you independent legal advice about your settlement agreement, by appointment for a fixed fee which is normally paid by your employer.
If you have been offered a settlement agreement to leave your employment, our lawyers can check the agreement and advise you on the effect of signing it.
Sometimes we may be able to negotiate with your employer to get you a better deal before you sign away your rights to make an employment tribunal claim.
You do not have to visit our offices, because we can carry out the process remotely, by e-mail, telephone and video calls.
Make an appointment for independent legal advice from specialist lawyers about your employment settlement agreement:
Employment settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms.
Formerly known as compromise agreements, employment settlement agreements are a written legal agreement between an employee and their employer under which the employee agrees to settle an employment tribunal claim that they have or potentially have against their employer.
Employers and employees usually enter into an employment settlement agreement where the employer pays the employee a sum of compensation and the employee gives up their right to bring a tribunal claim or discontinues any proceedings that have been commenced. The settlement agreement will often provide for arrangements for return of property and agree terms of a reference.
A settlement agreement is sometimes used by employers in redundancy situations. You need to get independent legal advice before you sign it.
The law allows some discussions between employers and employees to be conducted in a without prejudice way that cannot be referred to in any subsequent tribunal proceedings.
If you have been offered an employment settlement agreement by your employer you have to get independent legal advice before you sign it.
It is a legal requirement that you get independent legal advice before signing an employment settlement agreement. It is important to get the right legal advice, because once you sign the settlement agreement you will not be able to make a claim against your employer at an employment tribunal. This independent advice explains the meaning of the agreement before you agree to sign it.
Your employer will usually agree to pay for you to receive independent legal advice. We usually charge a fixed fee for giving you independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement. The cost can vary depending on the complexity of the agreement.
We can act for settlement agreement clients in England and Wales and we offer a remote service so you do not have to visit our offices.
Make an appointment for independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement:
We are a national law firm and represent clients from across England and Wales from our offices in London, Hertfordshire and Northampton.
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