Settlement Agreement Advice for Employers

Settlement agreements offer an effective way to resolve disputes with employees and head off potential disputes. This can save employers time, legal costs and hassle, as well as helping to protect an employer’s reputation and relationship with their employees.

Chattertons’ Employment Law team has extensive experience helping employers with the use of settlement agreements. We can advise on where a settlement agreement is appropriate, draft settlement agreements and assist with in settlement negotiations.

We can also provide independent advice for employees who have been offered a settlement agreement, which is a legal requirement for the agreement to be valid.

Our employment law solicitors are ranked Tier 4 by the Legal 500 for the East Midlands, recognising us as one of the leading teams in the region for this complex area of law.

We pride ourselves on providing sensible, impartial advice to employers dealing with disputes and for situations where there is a risk of an employment claim, such as when dismissing employees or making redundancies.

Relying on our expertise can make these challenging situations much simpler while helping you to protect your business.

Speak to our employment lawyers about settlement agreements

For expert assistance with settlement disagreements for your business, you can contact our local teams in Boston, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, London, Newark, Sleaford, Spalding or Stamford.

To ask a question or request a call back at a time that suits you, please use our simple enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you quickly.

How our settlement agreement solicitors can help you

Drafting settlement agreements

Our employment lawyers can draft settlement agreements that match your exact requirements, making sure all eventualities are accounted for. A well-drafted agreement is essential to ensure there is no room for a potential claim that has not been considered or covered by the agreement.

Settlement negotiations

Where there is the need to negotiate a settlement with an employee, our team can advise you on your starting position and any concessions you may need to consider. We can support and represent you during the negotiations, as well as reviewing any agreement you reach through settlement negotiations.

Settlement advice for employees

It is a legal requirement that employees be given independent legal advice before signing a settlement agreement. This is normally funded by the employer to make sure this requirement is met. Our employment lawyers can provide this independent advice, both for individual employees and during mass settlement proceedings during redundancy.

Find out more about how we can help with settlement agreement advice for employees.

Our settlement agreement fees

Cost is always an important factor for any employer and one of the key advantages of settlement agreements is that they are generally a cost-effective way to deal with employment disputes.

We can typically deal with some aspects of settlement agreements on a fixed fee basis (e.g. providing independent advice for employees). Other services may be charged for on a time basis, with an hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise required.

If you have any immediate questions about our fees, please do not hesitate to ask us.

To find out more about our fees, please take a look at our pricing.

Why Chattertons is the right choice for settlement agreement advice

With decades of experience across our Employment Law team, we can provide seasoned expertise and a practical approach that prioritises your commercial considerations.

Our employment law solicitors are ranked Tier 4 by the Legal 500 for the East Midlands, recognising us as one of the leading teams in the region for this complex area of law.

Head of Employment Law Danielle Lister, as well as senior team members Grant Shackleston and Natasha Halliday, are members of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), reflecting the high level of their skill and commitment.

As well as our expertise in using settlement agreements for employment disputes, we are also able to act for employers in relation to Acas early conciliation and employment tribunal claims.

Explore our other employment law services for employers

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Contact our settlement agreement solicitors today

For expert assistance with settlement agreements, you can contact our local teams in Boston, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, London, Newark, Sleaford, Spalding or Stamford.

To ask a question or request a call back at a time that suits you, please use our simple enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you quickly.