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Settlement agreement solicitors

Get independent legal advice about your settlement agreement

Our employment law solicitors can give you independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement, by appointment for a fixed fee which is normally paid by your employer.

You do not have to visit our offices, because we will carry out the process remotely, by e-mail, telephone and video calls.

Get settlement agreement advice

Make an appointment for independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com

What is an 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.

Settlement agreement compensation

Employers and employees 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.

Redundancy settlement agreement

A settlement agreement is sometimes used by employers in redundancy situations. You need to get independent legal advice before you sign it.

Negotiations before dismissal or settlement

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.

Getting advice about settlement agreements

If you have been offered an employment settlement agreement by your employer you have to get independent legal advice before you sign it.

Why do I need independent legal advice?

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.

Who pays for my independent legal advice?

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.

Contact us for settlement agreement advice

We can act for 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:

phone 01707 246100

email enquiries@bishopsgatelaw.com


We are dealing with the Coronavirus situation with our Business Contingency Plan in operation to allow us to continue uninterrupted provision of our services. We are functioning fully with our staff working remotely, and have systems in place to provide our services while making it unnecessary for clients to visit our offices.


We act for clients nationally from our offices in London, Hertfordshire and Northampton.

The employment law team is based at our London office.

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