We are regularly instructed by clients to provide legal advice in relation to Settlement Agreements (formerly referred to as Compromise Agreements), in circumstances where a Settlement Agreement is proposed and needs to be negotiated, or to provide advice and assistance when a provisional settlement has been agreed. Often the agreement will include a provision for your legal fees to be covered by your employer.
A Settlement Agreement will usually operate to resolve all employment disputes on a full and final settlement basis, we can advise you as to the terms and effect of such an agreement, how this may impact on you and assist in negotiating the best possible deal for you.
Advice is often required at short notice and we can assist you at a time when sound advice and understanding are critical. We ensure that the best results are obtained, gaining the best deal for you, but also ensuring that your rights are protected legally.
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement (formerly referred to as a Compromise Agreement) we can arrange to discuss this with you via the telephone or in person at our Cheadle Hulme or Manchester office. In order to advise you fully we would require sight of your contract of employment and other relevant documents relating to your employment.
Even if you are happy with the proposal and offer that has been put to you, it is vital that you fully understand the terms an effect of the terms when you enter in to the agreement.
If you are unhappy with the circumstances in which the offer of a Settlement Agreement has been offered to you, we can discuss the background of the matter with you and work with you in order to negotiate the best possible sums and outcome for you, and provide guidance on what your rights are during what can be a difficult and unsettling period.