A settlement agreement (sometimes known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding document which offers an employee and employer a smooth way of terminating their employment relationship.
At Livingstone Brown our expert team of employment lawyers can advise you about:
It is a legal requirement that employees obtain legal advice from a solicitor before signing a settlement agreement and your employer should contribute towards the cost of obtaining this advice.
If you are happy to sign the agreement we will restrict our fee to match the contribution your employer is making. This means you won’t have to pay anything towards obtaining our expert advice.
If you want to negotiate a better exit package then we will estimate how long this will take our employment solicitors and advise you about how much extra this might cost. We will always try and negotiate an increase to the contribution your employer is making so that even if we do need to spend time working on getting you more, you don’t need to pay for this.
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If you have decided you want to leave your employment you might consider asking your employer for a settlement agreement. After all, resigning without any financial cushion can be a daunting prospect.
Our term of three employment lawyer have experience of many workplace scenarios which have been resolved by use of settlement agreements.
While there is wording that is commonly used, these tend to be bespoke documents that need to be tailored to individual circumstances to ensure that the employer’s interests are fully protected.
The way we charge for this work can be based on a competitive hourly rate or, if you prefer, we can arrange a ‘fixed fee’. No fees will be charged to you until this is agreed.
At Livingstone Brown our employment lawyers are experts in drafting settlement agreements. They also have many years’ experience in negotiating exit packages.
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