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 most Settlement Agreement cases can be dealt with by telephone and email, we regularly act for clients all over England and Wales. So even with the current lockdown we are still able to advise you in the usual way.
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, so there would be nothing for you to pay. 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.