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Settlement Agreements

Our team of Employment solicitors consists of dedicated specialists and lawyers who deal exclusively with employment law. The team have over 30 years’ experience collectively and have wide, in-depth knowledge of all employment matters and disputes.

You can be assured Lawson-West’s solicitors keep up to date with the latest legal developments and changes to bring you the best advice.

Lawson-West’s expert employment solicitors and lawyers have significant experience with settlement agreements, (known as a Compromise Agreement until 29th July 2013).

A Settlement Agreement is an agreement between you and your employer setting out an arrangement that by being paid a certain sum of money you will not make an Employment Tribunal claim against them in the future.

This means that you receive compensation by signing the Settlement Agreement and your employer has the certainty that a claim will not be made against them.

We ensure that the terms of the Settlement Agreement are correct and that you are receiving the correct settlement given your circumstances.

The Settlement Agreement will usually be a lengthy document setting out what payments you will receive and what they relate to. It will also set out what parts of the settlement will be taxed and what will be paid to you tax free.

Often the Settlement Agreement will have confidentiality clauses in it to ensure that you agree to keep your employer’s business affairs private.

Sometimes the Settlement Agreement will be written to include an agreed reference ensuring you have no difficulties in obtaining one when looking for new employment. This gives you the certainty that you have a good chance of getting a new job.

The Settlement Agreement will have a number of other clauses in it which we will go through with you so you understand what you are signing.

 The advantages of Settlement Agreements:

  • They avoid the costs of employment tribunal proceedings;
  • Set out terms agreeable to both you and your employer;
  • Give you the certainty of a settlement sum.

If you find yourself in a situation and need to know more about settlement agreements, we can help. Please remember there are strict time limits in Employment claims and you should take good free legal advice as soon as possible.

In addition to No Win No Fee, Lawson-West solicitors act for our clients on a variety of other funding arrangements including Legal Expenses insurance funding. We can assess your case to decide which is the best funding option for you.

With offices in Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough our employment solicitors and lawyers can discuss your employment law claim at any of our branches. In addition, we are a national provider of expert employment law advice and welcome a free discussion with you regarding your circumstances and potential claim.

If you believe you have a situation where you require free legal advice, please contact us on telephone 0116 212 1000 or 01858 445 480, alternatively fill in the free Contact Us form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.