Have you received a Settlement Agreement from your employer?

If you need legal advice on a Settlement Agreement, our team of expert employment solicitors are here to help.

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What is a Settlement Agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement laying out the terms of your departure from your job.  You sign away your right to bring an employment tribunal claim and often several other rights (such as the ability to sue for breach of contract) in exchange for an agreed payment from your employer.  You can also agree other things, such as the content of any future job reference and you should usually be given a minimum of 10 days to consider the terms of a Settlement Agreement.  The legal fees for this work will normally be paid by your employer.

Why use Backhouse Solicitors for your Settlement Agreement?

At Backhouse Solicitors, we are experts in employment law and reviewing Settlement Agreements.  Our team has helped thousands of employees get the best deal from their employers and we are here to do the same for you.

At our meeting we will run through the agreement with you, explaining each section in plain English.  If we think that you are not receiving the best deal, we will explain this to you, and we can negotiate with your employer to seek improved terms.

Our fee for advising you is normally paid by your employer.  Complex agreements or negotiations with your employer sometimes cost more, but we will always ask them to increase their contribution, and we will always agree fees with you in advance.

To summarise, our expert team will:

  • Explain the terms without the legal jargon

  • Check that the Settlement Agreement is valid

  • Negotiate fair settlement terms including pay and job references

  • Advise on whether to bring an employment tribunal claim

Here are some reviews from clients we have helped

Settlement Agreement Reviews

A Settlement Agreement is only valid if:

  • It is in writing

  • It relates to a particular complaint or proceeding

  • You receive independent legal advice, most commonly from a solicitor who will also sign the agreement

  • The adviser has professional indemnity insurance to protect you

  • It states that the conditions, specific to the Settlement Agreement, have all been met

If you’ve been offered a Settlement Agreement, watch our video for some helpful tips:

Contact us today for help with your Settlement Agreement

If you need advice on a Settlement Agreement you need employment solicitors who respond quickly and can see you straight away.  At Backhouse Solicitors we understand you are working to a tight deadline, so contact us today for a quick and efficient service.  You can use the form at the top of this page or our general contact details below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Tel:          01245 893400
Email:     info@backhouse-solicitors.co.uk
Visit:       17 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JU
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