Settlement Agreements

As specialist employment law solicitors, we are experts in dealing with Settlement Agreements (previously known as Compromise Agreements). So if you’ve been given a Settlement Agreement, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

What is a Settlement Agreement?

Basically it is an agreement between an employer and an employee in which the employee agrees not to bring claims against the employer. There are certain statutory requirements that have to be met for a Settlement Agreement to be valid, and one of these is that the employee has to take independent legal advice on the agreement before signing it. That’s where we come in.

How can Pure Employment Law help?

There are many situations when Settlement Agreements can be used, and everyone’s circumstances are different, so it is important to get the right advice. We understand that it may be a difficult time and the process can be confusing, but we are here to help you and explain it all. Our solicitors advise on hundreds of Settlement Agreements each year, covering everything from straightforward voluntary redundancies to high value complex disputes.

As many Settlement Agreement cases can be dealt with by telephone and email, we regularly act for clients all over England and Wales. However, we’re always happy to meet face to face if you would prefer to come to our offices in Chichester.

Whatever your situation, we take the time to discuss the terms of the Agreement with you. We can advise you on issues such as notice pay, bonuses, employee benefits and potential claims. Unlike some other firms, we will talk you through your options and where appropriate, we can negotiate with your employer to ensure you get the best possible deal.

How much will it cost?

Normally in Settlement Agreement situations the employer pays for your legal advice (up to an agreed contribution). In the vast majority of cases our charges are within the contribution, and if for some reason costs may be higher, we will always talk to you about this beforehand.

If you have been given a Settlement Agreement, or if you are in a situation where a Settlement Agreement may be an option, we are happy to help – please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Very easy to deal with, polite and professional and knew exactly what needed to be done.

Settlement Agreement clientSeptember 2019
“How impressed I was with their promptness and expertise. Could not have been happier at a time that is both sensitive and stressful. Their efficiency and service was above expectations and the speed of completion incredible for these types of matters – 48 hours for first meeting to all parties sign off. A first class service! Thank you so much.”
Settlement Agreement clientApril 2018
“Excellent service, friendly efficient communication and speedy resolution to a settlement that needed quick turnaround. Certainly recommend to anyone in a similar scenario in employment. Many thanks.”
Settlement Agreement clientJune 2018
“I wouldn’t hesitate to use your services again and would happily recommend to anyone.”
KS, Settlement Agreement clientJune 2017
“The solicitor was very efficient and professional. She went through the contract clearly and explained what I needed to know. She followed up on things without asking and was always there if I had any questions. It’s been a difficult and hard time for me personally and she made the process easy without adding stress to my situation. Thankyou for all your work.”
Settlement Agreement clientMay 2017
“Following my initial contact, I received a very prompt reply and was offered an appointment at my preferred time. The service I received more than exceeded my expectations and I was kept informed throughout the process. I would have no hesitation in using Pure Employment Law in the future.”
Andy, Settlement Agreement clientMarch 2017


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