Settlement Agreement

For expert advice on matters in relation to Settlement Agreements and Employment Contracts, contact our Employment team on 01202 525333.

What is a settlement agreement?

Settlement Agreements (previously compromise agreements) prevent an employee from bringing claims against their employer.

Employment Settlement Agreements are quite common. It is the only way that an employer can be sure that an employee will not bring a future claim against them.

It is possible for an employer to have a confidential conversation with their employee discussing terminating their employment, which may result in a Settlement Agreement being provided.

When an employee signs a Settlement Agreement they are signing away their right to bring a claim against their employer.

An employee must be given independent legal advice about the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

Settlement Agreement Negotiations

Our employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in negotiating settlement agreements and providing advice to employees.

Settlement Agreement Process

The settlement agreement process will differ based on individual circumstances. We are happy to have a free and no obligation telephone call with you to discuss the settlement agreement provided to you or to discuss the merits of negotiating a settlement agreement.

Settlement Agreement Advice & Sign Off

Settlement Agreements can be quite daunting as they are lengthy documents. Before an employment Settlement Agreement is legally binding, you must first obtain independent legal advice. Our team of employment experts offer an advice and sign off service.

Contact our Settlement Agreement experts today

You can contact our team on 01202 525333 or send your enquiry to

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