If instruct us to provide you with independent legal advice on the Settlement Agreement you have been invited to enter into, we will seek to identify any potential claims arising and advise you on whether the offer is reasonable in all of the circumstances.
If appropriate we will negotiate a better Settlement Agreement package for you, and very often ask for more money or better terms on behalf of our clients.
In the vast majority of cases, it is possible to negotiate an appropriate package on behalf of our clients and it is not necessary to issue proceedings. However occasionally it is necessary to bring legal proceedings either due to time limits for Employment Tribunal proceedings or because the employer is not willing to offer a sufficient sum of money to compensate you for the claims arising.
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?