Settlement Agreements Solicitors in Sidcup, Bexley and Kent
You may be asked by your employer to seek legal advice on and to sign a Settlement Agreement if you are facing redundancy or if you are involved in a dispute with your employer.
You are required to obtain independent legal advice on the agreement to protect your interests and to ensure the agreement is legally binding.
Settlement Agreements are used by employers to settle the dispute and ensure that employees who sign them cannot bring any claims against them in the Court or tribunal, now or in the future and in return the employee receives a compensation payment and sometimes certain additional benefits as well. The employer would be unlikely to pay as much if the employee did not sign the agreement.
We have wide-ranging experience of advising on settlement agreements. We take the time to advise you on the terms of the settlement agreement to ensure you understand exactly what you are signing and what legal rights you are giving up by signing the agreement.
Although our fees will be paid by your employer, we represent you.
- Chris Elliott
- Partner, COLP, Head of Litigation
Our service includes:
- Advice on the terms of the settlement including the meaning and implications of the document
- Taking you through the agreement line by line
- Finalising the settlement agreement, where appropriate, with signatures