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Settlement Agreements

Part company with confidence

If you’re a senior executive or key employee, a settlement agreement can come out of the blue and be a daunting experience. We’re here to assess your offer, explain your options and make sure you get the right result. 

We offer you a friendly personal service and we tailor our services and the way we work together to suit your goals. We’re easy to talk to and our number one priority is always to protect your interests.

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We scrutinise the small print

We’ll review your settlement agreement, the circumstances of the agreement and any relevant documents, like your contract of employment. Depending upon the circumstances, we can usually re-negotiate the terms of your agreement in your favour. When negotiating, you can be sure we’ll always have your best interests at heart and agree favourable terms for:

  • An agreed termination date
  • Notice and holiday pay
  • Tax payable
  • All contractual benefits
  • Compensation for loss of employment
  • Outstanding bonuses and/or commissions
  • Existing shares and/or share options
  • The on-going applicability of any post-termination restrictions
  • The terms of any reference.
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Big firm experience without the big fees

Our team is partner-led, with City experience, but our fees are less expensive than our City firm counterpart. We also have an excellent track record in ensuring your employer contributes towards the cost of your legal advice.

A Settlement Agreement is the start of the negotiation; not the end!
Nick Rowe , Head of Employment BPE

FAQs

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract between an employee and an employer. At its simplest, a Settlement Agreement is often used as a device to bring the employment relationship to an end, in return for a financial payment to an employee.

As part of the process, your employer will require you to “give up” many of your contractual and statutory rights, such as any claims for unfair dismissal and/or discrimination that you may have against that business or organisation.

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