Employment Settlement Agreements

We offer independent legal advice to employees who have been invited to enter into a Settlement Agreement with their employer.

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee which is entered into following a decision to part company.

Settlement Agreements are often used to resolve a dispute or deal with a redundancy situation.

While the terms of each individual Settlement Agreement differ, they generally involve the employee giving up the right to bring an employment claim against the employer in return for a financial payment or other benefits.

Settlement agreements often follow on from a protected conversation under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Because Settlement Agreements are legally binding, the employee is required to take independent legal advice before entering into one.

The employee’s legal advice is generally paid for by the employer, so it doesn’t normally cost the employee anything.

If you are an employee seeking independent legal advice on a Settlement Agreement then our specialist solicitors are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation.

 

Areas of Specialism:

Commercial Lease termination and disputed renewals, forfeiture action and forfeiture proceedings, commercial rent arrears recovery, dilapidation and service charge disputes. We also deal with Injunctions and breach of lease/derogation of grant and damages claims, county and High Court claims, break clause and lease assignment/underletting/alterations disputes, squatter/traveller eviction claims.
Services include: Section 8 & Section 21 Notices, possession proceedings, leasehold repair disputes, service charge disputesand restrictive covenant disputes.
Preparation of tenancy agreements for landlords.

Work with our team:

Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.
Lee Dawkins
Partner
Lee Dawkins is an experienced litigation solicitor with a background in professional negligence, contentious probate and personal injury law.
Nick Arthur
Partner
Nick Arthur is head of Slee Blackwell's Commercial Department. He is tremendously experienced, having been specialising in business law and commercial property since the early 1980s.
Lee Dawkins
Partner
Lee Dawkins is an experienced litigation solicitor with a background in professional negligence, contentious probate and personal injury law.