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Employment

Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements are voluntary agreements that can help resolve disputes between employees and employers amicably. Employees need to take independent legal advice before signing, but these agreements remove any possibility of a claim by an employee.

These agreements must be drafted in a specific way to ensure that they are binding on the employee. As an employee must receive independent advice before signing and generally the employer will pay a reasonable contribution towards the cost of that advice.

Commencing settlement discussions can be a sensitive matter, especially if you are in a senior position within your company. As an employee, it is important that you have independent legal advice if you are involved in a settlement agreement. We make sure that you understand what the agreement means and that the terms are reasonable. With our help, you can feel confident you have achieved the best settlement possible.

 

Our settlement agreement advice for employees

You’re legally required to take independent legal advice on the terms of a settlement agreement before signing it.

Our expert team can provide dedicated settlement agreement advice no matter your seniority in your organisation.

  • Legal advice on a drafted settlement agreement
  • Expert advice on drafting a fair settlement agreement
  • Assistance when negotiating the terms of a settlement agreement

 

Employment law that works for you

As dedicated employment law solicitors we have built a strong reputation, with clients often commenting on our ‘exceptional’ service and commitment to going the extra mile. Working with you to understand your needs and creating bespoke advice in a cost-effective manner.

We are recognised by leading legal directory, The Legal 500, which notes in particular our ‘strong track record for contentious work’ and the work of Stephen Jennings, our head of team, delivering clear results.

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