Settlement Agreements are regularly used as a matter of course when the employment relationship comes to an end. Employers will often insist upon you entering into such an agreement if it is proposing to pay you in excess of your statutory and contractual entitlements on termination. This is frequently the case in redundancy situations or if your departure follows a dispute between the parties.
We understand that when you have been given a Settlement Agreement there will often be a strict deadline and that you will wish to resolve matters swiftly. We can attend to your case as a matter of urgency and provide comprehensive and clear advice in relation to the Settlement Agreement, which is only binding if a qualified legal advisor has explained the contents to you and signed a certificate accordingly. We have an extensive track-record of securing improved terms of settlement following the initial offer by the employer.