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Settlement Agreement

Have you been offered a settlement agreement and been advised to get independent legal advice?

If so, we can help you. If you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer as part of redundancy or for any other reason, then get in touch with us.

We advise many employees on settlement agreements and deal with agreements quickly and efficiently. We promise to give you clear and honest advice and will not use legal jargon when explaining everything to you. We can normally advise you straightaway.

Most agreements are clear cut and are covered within the costs offered to you by your employer towards your legal fees, so there is normally nothing for you to pay.

Call Russell Jones on 01623 45 11 11 for more details or Click here to email Russell.

What is a Settlement agreement??

This agreement is a contract you are asked to sign by your employer in which you agree not to bring any employment claims, usually in return for a payment of compensation mainly in redundancy situations.

Do I really need a solicitor?

A settlement agreement is not binding under current employment legislation until you take advice on it from an independent adviser, usually an employment law solicitor. This is why you will need a solicitor.

Will I have to pay towards the cost?

If the agreement is straightforward, we can normally advise you within the amount as offered to you by your employer as your employer should offer to contribute towards the fees. However if there are more complicated issues, and you decide not to sign the agreement, you may need more detailed legal advice. The cost of this will depend on your individual circumstances and we will always be up front and advise you of any costs liable to you before the work is progressed. We do offer employees competitive rates.

How long will it take?

This depends on your situation and we promise to deal with it as quickly as possible, usually we can do it on the day of your appointment with us. As soon as we have the information we need, we will advise you on your agreement without delay.