Settlement agreements for employees

Have you been given a Settlement Agreement (previously called a Compromise Agreement) by your employer and told you need to see a legal advisor? If so, we can help.

An agreement like this is a legally binding document. It records the settlement terms between you and your employer at the end of your working relationship. Your employer will have given it to you because they want you to promise not to bring a claim against them.

We’ll meet with you to understand the full background to your circumstances. We’ll take you through the Settlement Agreement and explain it to you. There should be no pressure on you to accept it. You may well be advised that you should bring an Employment Tribunal claim, or that you’re entitled to a higher payment from your employer.

Your employer will typically pay your legal costs for us to meet with you to sign the Settlement Agreement, or at least a contribution towards them. We’ll advise you of our charges at the very beginning. And they’ll always be fixed – so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Andrew King, Director Head of our dispute resolution services and Squash challenger

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