Just before Christmas I helped a client who was under considerable pressure to accept a less than ideal Settlement Agreement. Read on for more detail about how I helped…
My Client’s Story
Over the last 15 years I have seen that in the days running up to Christmas and early in the New Year it can be very tempting for employee clients to accept less than ideal settlement packages to leave their employer. I fully understand this. The desire to start the New Year afresh can be extremely persuasive. However, I always remind clients that a Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract. As such, it should never be entered into without a full consideration of all the facts. Although an employee might be told to sign a Settlement Agreement or face instant dismissal, there are usually other options to consider which can frequently result in a better outcome for employee clients.
The client I recently assisted was anxious to move on and start the New Year without the worry of his employment continuing to drag on. He was also fairly certain I would be unable to increase the payments he received. That said, I advised that I felt the deal he had been offered could and should be improved upon. Therefore, despite pressure from the employer to simply sign the Agreement, I was really pleased to have been able to improve my client’s financial situation and I was delighted to receive their 5-star review.
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?
I needed a settlement agreement reviewing prior to signing
How did Sophie Goodwill help you?
Sophie was concise with her advice and recommendations as well as being extremely flexible with tight deadlines
Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
What could they have done better?
Nothing. Sophie made a stressful situation so much easier due to her calm and methodical advice
How Can Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Help You?
If you need help navigating through Settlement Agreement paperwork, I can help. Don’t hesitate to call on 01522 440512 for an initial free consultation. Alternatively, for more information about Settlement Agreements, visit our website at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/settlement-agreement.
Director, Specialist Employment Law Solicitor