Do I have to pay to get advice on the Settlement Agreement?
In order for a Settlement Agreement to be binding, you first need to obtain independent legal advice from a solicitor or lawyer.
If the employer offers a Settlement Agreement to you, they will normally offer to contribute to your legal costs to obtain advice on the agreement. Employers’ contributions to legal costs will vary.
In the vast majority of cases, our fees will not exceed the employers contribution to legal costs. However we will always discuss legal costs with you carefully before you instruct us and we will aim to ensure that all legal costs are met by the employer.
Common Questions regarding Settlement Agreements
- What is a Settlement Agreement and why should I sign one?
- Why do I need to see an employment solicitor before signing a Settlement Agreement?
- Do I have to pay to get advice on a Settlement Agreement?
- Should I accept the Settlement Agreement or ask for more money?
- Can payments made under a Settlement Agreement be paid free of tax?
- Can I get an agreed reference as part of the Settlement Agreement?
- Should I reject the Settlement Agreement Offer and bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal?
- What are common clauses in a Settlement Agreement?