Settlement Agreement Solicitors | Milton Keynes

Settlement Agreement Solicitors | Milton Keynes

Need advice on a settlement agreement? Settlement agreements are commonplace and our employment team has extensive experience in providing independent legal advice

Settlement Agreements with your employer

A Settlement Agreement might be offered to you by your employer to settle a dispute you have with them to stop you making a claim or taking an existing claim further or so that the employment relationship can be terminated in an amicable and confidential way.

A settlement agreement usually ensures that you receive a sum of money in exchange for your agreement not to pursue any employment tribunal claims in respect of treatment that may have been afforded to you or the termination of your employment.

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer, which both of you need to abide by. The agreement will contain mutually applicable confidentiality and non- bad-mouthing clauses for the benefit of both parties. Namely to avoid reputational damage on the part of the employer and speculation by colleagues as to the nature of your departure.

A settlement agreement cannot be legally binding unless you take independent legal advice as to the terms and effect of the agreement. It is common practice for the employer to contribute towards your legal fees for taking this advice. Your adviser will then have to provide confirmation that the advice has been given.

If you are offered a settlement agreement but decide not to sign you are free to pursue any potential claims through an employment tribunal. The benefit of a settlement agreement can be that it concludes matters quickly, efficiently and on a cost-effective basis, alleviating litigation risk for both parties.

Settlement agreements are commonplace and our employment team has extensive experience in providing independent legal advice to ensure you are securing an effective outcome and that you fully understand the document you are being asked to sign and its implications on your legal rights.

For more advice on a settlement agreement, please contact our employment law team based at our Milton Keynes office.

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I was referred by a client of mine to use Neves and specifically Beth Woodward for my divorce. Beth is about as calm and professional as you are ever going to meet. She allayed fears that I had and was very quick to give me a clear path. Beths approach gave me total faith in her and the process that she knows inside out. She is enormously talented and also very adaptive. I think what I valued most was the empathetic approach and quickly understood how I wanted/needed to be spoken to so the information would be retained. My now ex wife was told not to settle unless the figures were between 80-95%. She used 4 different law firms and a barrister and ended up with a huge outlay in fees. My fees were slightly under that predicted by Beth and my ex and I settle on a percentage under 60%. Beth is the consummate professional who over delivers at a little under her projected costs. I could not be happier. Thank you so much to Beth, Jayne and the rest of the team.
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